4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ I: Mūla-Paññāsa
1. Anicca Vagga Paṭhama
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Root Fifty
1. The Impermanent
Dutiya Ajjhatta Dukkha Suttaɱ (Dukkham 3; Ajjhattam)
The Internal as Suffering in the Three Times
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, the eye is suffering, both of the past and the future, not to speak of the present.
Seeing thus ...
The mind is suffering ...
for its fading away and cessation."