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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ I: Mūla-Paññāsa
3. Sabba Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Root Fifty
3. The All

Sutta 29

Andha-Bhūtam aka Aḍḍha-Bhūtaɱ Suttaɱ

Weighed Down

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[20] [1144]

[1][pts] Thus have I heard.

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Rājagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrel Sanctuary.

There the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus thus:

"Bhikkhus, all is weighed down.

[21] And what, bhikkhus, is the all that is weighed down?

The eye is weighed down, forms are weighed down, eye-consciousness is weighed down, eye-contact is weighed down, and whatever feeling arises with eye-contact as condition — whether pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant — that too is weighed down.

Weighed down by what?

Weighed down by birth, aging, and death; by sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair, I say.

"The ear is weighed down ...

The mind is weighed down ...

Weighed down by what?

Weighed down by birth ... by despair, I say.

"Seeing thus ...

He understands:

'... there is no more for this state of being."


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