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Saṃyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saṃyutta
§ I: Mūla-Paññāsa
3. Sabba Vagga

Sutta 23

Sabba Suttaṃ

The All

Translated from the Pāḷi
Michael M. Olds



[1][pts][than][bodh] I Hear Tell:

Once upon a time, the Lucky Man,
Sāvatthi-town revisiting,
Anāthapiṇḍika's Jeta grove.

There to the Beggars gathered round, he said:


And upon the bhikkhus responding "Bhante!" Bhagava said:

"I will teach you, beggars,
the All.

Pay heed!

This, Beggars,
is the all:

The eye and visible oObjects.

The ear and sounds.

The nose and scents.

The tongue and tastes.

The body and touch.

The mind and things.

I have spoken, beggars, of the all.

Any Beggar, Beggars, who came along saying:

'I will show you another all
beyond this all
would be unable to do so,
and furthermore
would find himself
over the abyss!



How come?

Because to point to another all
beyond this all
would be beyond his scope,

That's how come."


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