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Samyutta Nikaya XXXVI.1

Samadhi Sutta


Translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika Thera

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"There are, O monks, these three feelings: pleasant feelings, painful feelings, and neither-painful-nor-pleasant feelings."
A disciple of the Buddha, mindful,
clearly comprehending, with his mind collected,
he knows the feelings[1] and their origin,[2]
knows whereby they cease[3] and knows the path
that to the ending of feelings lead.[4]
And when the end of feelings he has reached,
such a monk, his thirsting quenched, attains Nibbana."[5]


1. Comy.: He knows the feelings by way of the Truth of Suffering. [Go back]

2. Comy.: He knows them by way of the Truth of the Origin of Suffering. [Go back]

3. Comy.: He knows, by way of the Truth of Cessation, that feelings cease in Nibbana. [Go back]

4. Comy.: He knows the feelings by way of the Truth of the Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering. [Go back]

5. Parinibbuto, "fully extinguished"; Comy.: through the full extinction of the defilements (kilesa-parinibbanaya). [Go back]

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