3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Saɱyutta
2. Dutiya Anicca Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Book of the Aggregates Khandha-Vagga
22. Connected Discourses on the Aggregates
Paṭhama Hetu Suttaɱ
Impermanent with Cause
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, form is impermanent.
The cause and condition for the arising of form is also impermanent.
As form has originated from what is impermanent, how could it be permanent?
"Feeling is impermanent. ...
Perception is impermanent. ...
Volitional formations are impermanent. ...
Consciousness is impermanent.
The cause and condition for the arising of consciousness is also impermanent.
As consciousness has originated from what is impermanent, how could it be permanent?
"Seeing thus ...
'... there is no more for this state of being."