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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
56. Sacca Saɱyutta
I. Samādhi Vaggo

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Great Book
56. Connected Discourses on the Truths
I. Concentration

Sutta 1

Samādhi Suttaɱ

Concentration

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[1][pts] At Sāvatthī.

"Bhikkhus, develop concentration.

A bhikkhu who is concentrated understands things as they really are.

"And what does he understand as it really is?

He understands as it really is:

'This is suffering.'

He understands as it really is:

'This is the origin of suffering.'

He understands as it really is:

'This is the cessation of suffering.'

He understands as it really is:

'This is the way leading to the cessation of suffering.'

"Bhikkhus, develop concentration.

A bhikkhu who is concentrated understands things as they really are.

"Therefore, bhikkhus, an exertion should be made to understand:

'This is suffering.'

An exertion should be made to understand:

'This is the origin of suffering.'

An exertion should be made to understand:

'This is the cessation of suffering.'

An exertion should be made to understand:

'This is the way leading to the cessation of suffering.'"

 


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