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Saɱyutta Nikāya
IV. Saḷāyatana Vagga
36: Vedanā Saɱyutta
1. Sagāthā Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
IV. Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
36: Kindred Sayings about Feeling
1. With Verses

Sutta 10

Phassamūlaka Suttaɱ

Rooted in Contact

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[215] [144]

[1][nypo][bodh] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One addressed the Brethren, saying: -

"There are these three feelings, Brethren,
born of contact,
rooted in contact,
related to contact,[1]
conditioned by contact.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
and neutral feeling.

Owing to contact
that is to be experienced as pleasant,[2] Brethren,
arises pleasant feeling.

By the ceasing of that contact
to be experienced as pleasant,
that pleasant feeling, -
arisen owing to that appropriate[3] contact
to be experienced as pleasant, -
ceases,
is quenched.

[145] Owing to contact
that is to be experienced as painful, Brethren,
arises painful feeling.

By the ceasing of that contact
to be experienced as painful,
that painful feeling
arisen owing to appropriate contact,
to be experienced as painful,
ceases,
and is quenched.

Owing to contact
that is to be experienced as neutral, Brethren,
arises neutral feeling.

By the ceasing of that contact
to be experienced as neutral,
that neutral feeling
arisen owing to appropriate contact,
to be experienced as neutral,
ceases,
and is quenched.

Just as, Brethren, from the putting together
and rubbing together
of two sticks
warmth is born,[4]
heat is produced:
as from the changing and parting of those two sticks
the warmth so born
ceases
and is quenched, -
just so, Brethren, by the ceasing of that contact[ed1]
these three feelings
born of contact,
rooted in contact,
related to contact,
conditioned by contact,
owing to appropriate contact so born, -
those feelings so born
come to cease."

 


[1] Phassa-nidāna. Cf. K.S. ii, 67 for the section.

[2] Sukha-vedaniyaŋ. Comy. sukha-vedanāya paccaya-bhūtaŋ

[3] Tajjaŋ = sarūpaŋ. Cf. Buddh. Psych. Ethics, 6 n.

[4] Cf. Mil. Pan., 6; Buddh. Psych., 45; S. v, 212.

 


[ed1] Woodward omits this necessary phrase.


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