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
Dutiya Hetu Suttaɱ
Suffering with Cause
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, form is suffering.
The cause and condition for the arising of form is also suffering.
As form has originated from what is suffering, how could it be happiness?
"Feeling is suffering. ...
Perception is suffering. ...
Volitional formations are suffering. ...
 Consciousness is suffering.
The cause and condition for the arising of consciousness is also suffering.
As consciousness has originated from what is suffering, how could it be happiness?
"Seeing thus ...
'... there is no more for this state of being."