4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ III: Paññāsaka Tatiya
1. Yoga-k-Khemi Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Third Fifty
1. Secure from Bondage
Things That Fetter
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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Listen to that. ...
"And what, bhikkhus, are the things that fetter, and what is the fetter?
The eye, bhikkhus, is a thing that fetters; the desire and lust for it is the fetter there.
The ear is a thing that fetters ...
The mind is a thing that fetters; the desire and lust for it is the fetter there.
These are called the things that fetter, and this the fetter."