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Salayatana Vagga: 35: 24: For Letting Go

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Saɱyutta Nikāya
IV. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatanasaɱyutta
Sutta 24
Pahanaya Sutta
For Letting Go

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds


I HEAR TELL:
Once upon a time, Bhagava, Savatthi-town revisiting, Anathapindika's Jeta grove.
There to the Beggars gathered round, Bhagava said this:

Letting it all go!

For such, beggars, I will point out Dhamma.
Listen up!

And what, beggars, is Dhamma for letting it all go?

Letting go the eye, beggars,
letting go forms,
letting go eye-consciousness,
letting go eye-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from eye-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the ear, beggars,
letting go sounds,
letting go ear-consciousness,
letting go ear-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from ear-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the nose, beggars,
letting go scents,
letting go nose-consciousness,
letting go nose-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from nose-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the tongue, beggars,
letting go tastes,
letting go tongue-consciousness,
letting go tongue-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from tongue-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the body, beggars,
letting go touching,
letting go body-consciousness,
letting go body-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from body-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the mind, beggars,
letting go things,
letting go mind-consciousness,
letting go mind-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from mind-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Such, beggars, is Dhamma for letting it all go,
Say I.

Source

obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya