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Saɱyutta Nikāya
3. Khandhā Vagga
23. Rādha Saɱyuttaɱ
2. Dutiya Māra Vagga

Suttas Linked to Rādha

2. Māra

Suttas 1-46

Translated from the Pali by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

Sutta 16

Dukkha-Dhamma Suttaɱ

A Painful Thing

[16.1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, The Lucky man, Sāvatthi-town revisiting,
Jeta Grove,
Anathapiṇḍika's Park.

Then one time there the Ancient Rādha drew near Bhagava,
gave salutation,
and took a seat to one side.

At that time, so seated,
the Ancient Radha said this to Bhagava:

"'A Painful Thing! A Painful Thing!'" is the expression.

Now what then, bhante, is a painful thing?"

Form, Rādha is a painful thing,
sense experience is a painful thing,
perception is a painful thing,
own-making is a painful thing,
consciousness a painful thing.

Seeing in this way, Rādha,
the well-trained student of the Aristocrats,
finds form wearysome,
finds sense-experience wearysome,
finds perception wearysome,
finds own-making wearysome,
finds consciousness wearysome.

From wearyness comes dispassion,
from dispassion comes freedom,
in freedom he knows:

'I am freed!

Left behind is rebirth,
lived is the godly life,
done is duty's doing,
no further it'n-n-at'n me.'"

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