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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ III: Paññāsaka Tatiya
1. Yoga-k-Khemi 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
§ III: The 'Third Fifty' Suttas
1. The Chapter on Winning Security

Sutta 109

Saŋyojana Suttaɱ

Fetter[1]

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

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[89] [55]

[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One once staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

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

The Exalted One thus spake:

"I will teach you, Brethren,
the things that make for bondage
and the fetter.

Do ye listen to it.

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

The eye, Brethren, is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is the fetter of the eye.

The ear, Brethren, is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is the fetter of the ear.

The nose, Brethren, is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is the fetter of the nose.

The tongue, Brethren, is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is the fetter of the tongue.

The body, Brethren, is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is the fetter of the body.

The mind, Brethren, is a thing that makes for bondage.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is the fetter of the mind.

These, Brethren, are called
'the things that make for bondage,'
and this is the fetter.

 


[1] These two sections are similar to §§ 120 - 121 of K.S. iii, 142.


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