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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ II: Paññāsaka Dutiya
4. Channa Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Second Fifty
4. Channa

Sutta 86

Sankhitta-Dhamma Suttaɱ

The Dhamma in Brief

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[54] [1164]

[1][pts] Sitting to one side, the Venerable Ānanda said to the Blessed One:

"Venerable sir, it would be good if the Blessed One would teach me the Dhamma in brief, so that, having heard the Dhamma from the Blessed One, I might dwell alone, withdrawn, diligent, ardent, and resolute."

"What do you think, Ānanda, is the eye permanent or impermanent?"

"Impermanent, venerable sir."

(Complete as in §32, down to "there is no more for this state of being.")


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