4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
36. Vedanā Saɱyutta
2. Raho-Gata Vagga
The Guest House
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, suppose there is a guest house.
People come from the east,
and lodge there;
and suddas come
and lodge there.
So too, bhikkhus, various feelings arise in this body:
pleasant feeling arises,
painful feeling arises,
neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling arises;
carnal pleasant feeling arises;
carnal painful feeling arises;
carnal neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling arises;
spiritual pleasant feeling arises;
spiritual painful feeling arises;
spiritual neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling arises."