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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ I: Mūla-Paññāsa
4. Jāti-Dhamma Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
4. The Book Called the Saḷāyatana-Vagga
Containing Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
35. Kindred Sayings the Sixfold Sphere of Sense
§ I: The First Fifty Suttas
4. The Chapter on Quality of Rebirth[1]

Suttas 33-42

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

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Sutta 33

Jāti Suttaɱ

Birth

[33.1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to rebirth.[1]

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to rebirth,
objects are subject to rebirth,
eye-consciousness is subject to rebirth,
eye-contact is subject to rebirth

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to rebirth.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to rebirth,
sounds are subject to rebirth,
ear-consciousness is subject to rebirth,
ear-contact is subject to rebirth

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to rebirth.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to rebirth,
scents are subject to rebirth,
nose-consciousness is subject to rebirth,
nose-contact is subject to rebirth

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to rebirth.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to rebirth,
savours are subject to rebirth,
tongue-consciousness is subject to rebirth,
tongue-contact is subject to rebirth

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to rebirth.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to rebirth,
things tactile are subject to rebirth,
body-consciousness is subject to rebirth,
body-contact is subject to rebirth

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to rebirth.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to rebirth,
mind-states are subject to rebirth,
mind-consciousness is subject to rebirth,
mind-contact is subject to rebirth

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to rebirth.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 34

Jarā Suttaɱ

Age

[34.1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to age.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to age,
objects are subject to age,
eye-consciousness is subject to age,
eye-contact is subject to age

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to age.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to age,
sounds are subject to age,
ear-consciousness is subject to age,
ear-contact is subject to age

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to age.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to age,
scents are subject to age,
nose-consciousness is subject to age,
nose-contact is subject to age

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to age.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to age,
savours are subject to age,
tongue-consciousness is subject to age,
tongue-contact is subject to age

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to age.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to age,
things tactile are subject to age,
body-consciousness is subject to age,
body-contact is subject to age

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to age.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to age,
mind-states are subject to age,
mind-consciousness is subject to age,
mind-contact is subject to age

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to age.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 35

Vyādhi Suttaɱ

Sickness

[35.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to sickness.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to sickness,
objects are subject to sickness,
eye-consciousness is subject to sickness,
eye-contact is subject to sickness

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to sickness.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to sickness,
sounds are subject to sickness,
ear-consciousness is subject to sickness,
ear-contact is subject to sickness

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to sickness.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to sickness,
scents are subject to sickness,
nose-consciousness is subject to sickness,
nose-contact is subject to sickness

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to sickness.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to sickness,
savours are subject to sickness,
tongue-consciousness is subject to sickness,
tongue-contact is subject to sickness

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to sickness.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to sickness,
things tactile are subject to sickness,
body-consciousness is subject to sickness,
body-contact is subject to sickness

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to sickness.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to sickness,
mind-states are subject to sickness,
mind-consciousness is subject to sickness,
mind-contact is subject to sickness

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to sickness.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 36

Maraṇa Suttaɱ

Death

[36.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to death.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to death,
objects are subject to death,
eye-consciousness is subject to death,
eye-contact is subject to death

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to death.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to death,
sounds are subject to death,
ear-consciousness is subject to death,
ear-contact is subject to death

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to death.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to death,
scents are subject to death,
nose-consciousness is subject to death,
nose-contact is subject to death

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to death.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to death,
savours are subject to death,
tongue-consciousness is subject to death,
tongue-contact is subject to death

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to death.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to death,
things tactile are subject to death,
body-consciousness is subject to death,
body-contact is subject to death

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to death.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to death,
mind-states are subject to death,
mind-consciousness is subject to death,
mind-contact is subject to death

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to death.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 37

Soko Suttaɱ

Sorrow

[37.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to sorrow.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to sorrow,
objects are subject to sorrow,
eye-consciousness is subject to sorrow,
eye-contact is subject to sorrow

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to sorrow.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to sorrow,
sounds are subject to sorrow,
ear-consciousness is subject to sorrow,
ear-contact is subject to sorrow

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to sorrow.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to sorrow,
scents are subject to sorrow,
nose-consciousness is subject to sorrow,
nose-contact is subject to sorrow

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to sorrow.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to sorrow,
savours are subject to sorrow,
tongue-consciousness is subject to sorrow,
tongue-contact is subject to sorrow

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to sorrow.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to sorrow,
things tactile are subject to sorrow,
body-consciousness is subject to sorrow,
body-contact is subject to sorrow

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to sorrow.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to sorrow,
mind-states are subject to sorrow,
mind-consciousness is subject to sorrow,
mind-contact is subject to sorrow

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to sorrow.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 38

Saɱkilesa Suttaɱ

Impurity

[38.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to impurity.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to impurity,
objects are subject to impurity,
eye-consciousness is subject to impurity,
eye-contact is subject to impurity

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to impurity.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to impurity,
sounds are subject to impurity,
ear-consciousness is subject to impurity,
ear-contact is subject to impurity

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to impurity.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to impurity,
scents are subject to impurity,
nose-consciousness is subject to impurity,
nose-contact is subject to impurity

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to impurity.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to impurity,
savours are subject to impurity,
tongue-consciousness is subject to impurity,
tongue-contact is subject to impurity

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to impurity.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to impurity,
things tactile are subject to impurity,
body-consciousness is subject to impurity,
body-contact is subject to impurity

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to impurity.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to impurity,
mind-states are subject to impurity,
mind-consciousness is subject to impurity,
mind-contact is subject to impurity

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to impurity.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 39

Khaya Suttaɱ

Dissolution

[39.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to dissolution.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to dissolution,
objects are subject to dissolution,
eye-consciousness is subject to dissolution,
eye-contact is subject to dissolution

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to dissolution.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to dissolution,
sounds are subject to dissolution,
ear-consciousness is subject to dissolution,
ear-contact is subject to dissolution

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to dissolution.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to dissolution,
scents are subject to dissolution,
nose-consciousness is subject to dissolution,
nose-contact is subject to dissolution

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to dissolution.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to dissolution,
savours are subject to dissolution,
tongue-consciousness is subject to dissolution,
tongue-contact is subject to dissolution

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to dissolution.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to dissolution,
things tactile are subject to dissolution,
body-consciousness is subject to dissolution,
body-contact is subject to dissolution

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to dissolution.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to dissolution,
mind-states are subject to dissolution,
mind-consciousness is subject to dissolution,
mind-contact is subject to dissolution

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to dissolution.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 40

Vaya Suttaɱ

Growing Old

[40.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to growing old.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to growing old,
objects are subject to growing old,
eye-consciousness is subject to growing old,
eye-contact is subject to growing old

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to growing old.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to growing old,
sounds are subject to growing old,
ear-consciousness is subject to growing old,
ear-contact is subject to growing old

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to growing old.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to growing old,
scents are subject to growing old,
nose-consciousness is subject to growing old,
nose-contact is subject to growing old

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to growing old.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to growing old,
savours are subject to growing old,
tongue-consciousness is subject to growing old,
tongue-contact is subject to growing old

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to growing old.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to growing old,
things tactile are subject to growing old,
body-consciousness is subject to growing old,
body-contact is subject to growing old

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to growing old.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to growing old,
mind-states are subject to growing old,
mind-consciousness is subject to growing old,
mind-contact is subject to growing old

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to growing old.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 41

Samudaya Suttaɱ

Uprising

[41.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to uprising.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to uprising,
objects are subject to uprising,
eye-consciousness is subject to uprising,
eye-contact is subject to uprising

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to uprising.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to uprising,
sounds are subject to uprising,
ear-consciousness is subject to uprising,
ear-contact is subject to uprising

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to uprising.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to uprising,
scents are subject to uprising,
nose-consciousness is subject to uprising,
nose-contact is subject to uprising

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to uprising.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to uprising,
savours are subject to uprising,
tongue-consciousness is subject to uprising,
tongue-contact is subject to uprising

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to uprising.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to uprising,
things tactile are subject to uprising,
body-consciousness is subject to uprising,
body-contact is subject to uprising

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to uprising.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to uprising,
mind-states are subject to uprising,
mind-consciousness is subject to uprising,
mind-contact is subject to uprising

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to uprising.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


 

Sutta 42

Nirodha Suttaɱ

Ceasing to Be

[42.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"The all, Brethren,
is subject to ceasing to be.

What all?

The eye, Brethren,
is subject to ceasing to be,
objects are subject to ceasing to be,
eye-consciousness is subject to ceasing to be,
eye-contact is subject to ceasing to be

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from eye-contact,
is subject to ceasing to be.

The ear, Brethren,
is subject to ceasing to be,
sounds are subject to ceasing to be,
ear-consciousness is subject to ceasing to be,
ear-contact is subject to ceasing to be

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from ear-contact,
is subject to ceasing to be.

The nose, Brethren,
is subject to ceasing to be,
scents are subject to ceasing to be,
nose-consciousness is subject to ceasing to be,
nose-contact is subject to ceasing to be

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from nose-contact,
is subject to ceasing to be.

The tongue, Brethren,
is subject to ceasing to be,
savours are subject to ceasing to be,
tongue-consciousness is subject to ceasing to be,
tongue-contact is subject to ceasing to be

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from tongue-contact,
is subject to ceasing to be.

The body, Brethren,
is subject to ceasing to be,
things tactile are subject to ceasing to be,
body-consciousness is subject to ceasing to be,
body-contact is subject to ceasing to be

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from body-contact,
is subject to ceasing to be.

The mind, Brethren,
is subject to ceasing to be,
mind-states are subject to ceasing to be,
mind-consciousness is subject to ceasing to be,
mind-contact is subject to ceasing to be

"That weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
that arises from mind-contact,
is subject to ceasing to be.

 

§

 

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the eye,
is repelled by objects,
is repelled by eye-consciousness,
is repelled by eye-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to eye-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the ear,
is repelled by sounds,
is repelled by ear-consciousness,
is repelled by ear-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to ear-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the nose,
is repelled by scents,
is repelled by nose-consciousness,
is repelled by nose-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to nose-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the tongue,
is repelled by savours,
is repelled by tongue-consciousness,
is repelled by tongue-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to tongue-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the body,
is repelled by things tactile,
is repelled by body-consciousness,
is repelled by body-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to body-contact.

So seeing, brethren, the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by the mind,
is repelled by mind-states,
is repelled by mind-consciousness,
is repelled by mind-contact,
is repelled by that weal or woe or neutral state experienced,
which arises owing to mind-contact.

 

§

 

Being repelled by these,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight
that it is a being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"

 


[1] Jāti-dhammo: - dhamma = having the quality of, the rule of; hence 'subject to,' 'liable to.'
Supra, p. 11, n. 3. For the Ātmaŋ-view of the Hindus see Deussen, Philosophy of the Upanishads (the Ātman and the organs), p. 265. Comy.'s comment on 'the all' evidently refers to that view.


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