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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Atthaka Nipāta
Rāgādi Peyyālaɱ

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Eights
Chapter X: Passion

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Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

 


 

Sutta 94

The Comprehension of Passion (a)

[94.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, for the complete comprehension of passion, eight states must be made become.

What eight?

Right view,
right purpose,
right speech,
right action,
right livelihood,
right effort,
right mindfulness,
and right concentration.

Monks, for the complete comprehension of passion these eight states must be made become.

 


 

Sutta 95

The Comprehension of Passion (b)

 


 

[95.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, for the complete comprehension of passion, eight states must be made become.

What eight?

When, personally conscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether limited,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally conscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether boundless,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether limited,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether boundless,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
blue,
blue in colour,
blue in appearance,
reflecting blue,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
yellow,
yellow in colour,
yellow in appearance,
reflecting yellow,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body, anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
red,
red in colour,
red in appearance,
reflecting red,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
white,
white in colour,
white in appearance,
reflecting white,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

"Monks, for the complete comprehension of passion, these eight states must be made become.

 


 

Sutta 96

The Comprehension of Passion (c)

 


 

[96.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, for the complete comprehension of passion, eight states must be made become.

What eight?

Conscious of body, he sees forms.

Personally unconscious of body,
he sees forms exterior to himself.

He applies himself to the thought:

"It is fair."

Passing wholly beyond all perception of form,
by the disappearance of the perception of the sensory reactions,
unattentive to the perception of the manifold,
he enters and abides in the sphere of infinite space,
thinking:

"Space is infinite."

By passing wholly beyond the sphere of infinite space,
he enters and abides in the sphere of infinite consciousness,
thinking:

"Consciousness is infinite."

By passing wholly beyond the sphere of infinite consciousness,
he enters and abides in the sphere of nothingness,
thinking:

"There is nothing."

By passing wholly beyond the sphere of nothingness,
he enters and abides in the sphere of neither perception nor non-perception.

By passing wholly beyond the sphere of neither perception nor non-perception,
he enters and abides in the ending of perception and feeling.

"Monks, for the complete comprehension of passion, these eight states must be made become.|| ||

[Following the pattern in the above three suttas:]

97: The exhaustion of Passion (a)

98: The exhaustion of Passion (b)

99: The exhaustion of Passion (c)

100: The abandonment of Passion (a)

101: The abandonment of Passion (b)

102: The abandonment of Passion (c)

103: The destruction of Passion (a)

104: The destruction of Passion (b)

105: The destruction of Passion (c)

106: The decay of Passion (a)

107: The decay of Passion (b)

108: The decay of Passion (c)

109: The freedom from desire for Passion (a)

110: The freedom from desire for Passion (b)

111: The freedom from desire for Passion (c)

112: The ending of Passion (a)

113: The ending of Passion (b)

114: The ending of Passion (c)

115: The quittance of Passion (a)

116: The quittance of Passion (b)

117: The quittance of Passion (c)

118: The renunciation of Passion (a)

119: The renunciation of Passion (b)

120: The renunciation of Passion (c)


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