4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ IV: Paññāsaka Catuttha
3. Samudda Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Fourth Fifty
3. The Ocean
Dutiya Hattha-Pād'Upamā Suttaɱ
The Simile of Hands and Feet 2
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"So too, bhikkhus, when there is the eye, pleasure and pain arise internally with eye-contact as condition. ...
When there is the mind, pleasure and pain arise internally with mind-contact as condition.
"When, bhikkhus, there are no hands, there is no picking up and putting down. ...
"So too, bhikkhus, when there is no eye ... no mind, no pleasure and pain arise internally with mind-contact as condition."