4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
36. Vedanā Saɱyutta
1. Sagāthā Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
36: Connected Discourses on Feeling
1. With Verses
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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Pleasant feeling, painful feeling, neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling.
These are the three feelings."
 Whether it be pleasant or painful
Along with the neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
Both the internal and the external,
Whatever kind of feeling there is:
Having known, "This is suffering,
Having touched and touched them, seeing their fall,
Thus one loses one's passion for them.