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Saṃyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
12. Nidāna-Saṃyutta
1. Buddha Vagga

Sutta 3

Paṭipadā Suttaṃ

The Walk to Walk

Translated from the Pāḷi by Michael Olds



[1][rhyc][bodh] I Hear Tell:

Once upon a time Bhagava, roun-Savatthi revisiting,
Anathapindika's Park.

There then The Lucky Man addressed the beggars, saying:


And the beggars responding "Bhante!"
The Lucky Man said this to them:

[2][rhyc] "The misguided walk-to-walk, beggars,
I will describe,
and the consummate walk-to-walk.

Give ear!

Pay good attention!

I will speak!"

"Even so, Bhante!" the beggars responded to the Lucky Man who then said:

[3][rhyc] And what, beggars, is the misguided walk-to-walk?

Own-making conditions individualized consciousness.

Individualized consciousness conditions named forms.

Named forms condition the six realms.

The six realms condition contact.

Contact conditions sense-experience.

Sense-experience conditions hunger/thirst.

Hunger/thirst conditions getting bound up.

Getting bound up conditions becoming.

becoming conditions birth.

Birth conditions aging and death
grief and lamentation,
pain and misery,
and despair.

Thus is had arising with this entire heap of painful ugly ukky k-kha.

This, beggars, is what is called
'the misguided walk-to-walk.'

[4][rhyc] And what, beggars, is the consummate walk-to-walk?

The remainderless dispassionate ending of blindness,
ends own-making.

Ending own-making ends individualized-consciousness.

Ending individualized-consciousness ends named forms.

Ending named forms ends the six realms.

Ending the six realms ends contact.

Ending contact ends sense-experience.

Ending sense experience ends hunger/thirst.

Ending hunger/thirst ends getting bound up.

Ending getting bound up ends becoming.

Ending becoming ends birth.

Ending birth ends aging and death,
grief and lamentation
pain and misery,
and despair.

Thus is had the entire ending of arising with this heap of painful ugly ukky k-kha.

This, beggars, is what is called
'the consummate walk-to-walk.'"

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