The Connected Discourses of the Buddha - Selections

Chapter 35. Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
Division I. The Root Fifty

IV. Subject to Birth

33 (1) Subject to Birth
At Sāvatthī. “Bhikkhus, all is subject to birth. And what, bhikkhus, is the all that is subject to birth? [27] The eye is subject to birth. Forms … Eye-consciousness … Eye-contact … Whatever feeling arises with eye-contact as condition … that too is subject to birth.
    “The ear … The tongue … The body … The mind … Whatever feeling arises with mind-contact as condition … that too is subject to birth.
    “Seeing thus, bhikkhus, the instructed noble disciple experiences revulsion towards the eye, towards forms, towards eye-consciousness, towards eye-contact … He understands: ‘… there is no more for this state of being.’”

34 (2)–42 (10) Subject to Aging, Etc.
“Bhikkhus, all is subject to aging…. All is subject to sickness…. All is subject to death…. All is subject to sorrow…. All is subject to defilement…. [28] All is subject to destruction…. All is subject to vanishing…. All is subject to origination…. All is subject to cessation….” (Each is to be completed as above.)

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