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Saɱyutta Nikāya
3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Saɱyutta
12. Dhamma-Kathika Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
3. The Book Called the Khandhā-Vagga
Containing Kindred Sayings on the Elements of Sensory Existence and other Subjects
22. Kindred Sayings on Elements
12. On Pious Converse

Sutta 120

Saŋyojaniya Suttaɱ

The Fetter

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[142]

[1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Sāvatthī
at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren!"

"Master!" responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

"I will show you, brethren,
the things that make for bondage[1]
and the fetter.

Do ye Usten to it.

And what, brethren,
are the things that make for bondage,
and what is the fetter?

Body, brethren,
is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust of body
are the fetter of body.

Feeling, brethren,
is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust of feeling
are the fetter of body.

Perception, brethren,
is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust of perception
are the fetter of body.

The activities, brethren,
is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust of the activities
are the fetter of body.

Consciousness, brethren,
is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust of consciousness
are the fetter of body.

These, brethren, are called:
'The things that make for bondage'
and these are
'the fetters.'"

 


[1] Saññojanīya-dhammā. Cf. S. ii, 86.


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