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SN III 25.2 Shapes are Changing

Rūpa Sutta

 

In Sāvatthi.

“Monks,

(1) Shapes are continually changing,

Gone, the moment they arise,

and bound to become different.

 

(2) Sounds are continually changing,

Gone, the moment they arise,

and bound to become different.

 

(3) Odors are continually changing,

Gone, the moment they arise,

and bound to become different.

 

(4) Tastes are continually changing,

Gone, the moment they arise,

and bound to become different.

 

(5) Tangible objects are continually changing,

Gone, the moment they arise,

and bound to become different.

 

(6) Mental activities are continually changing,

Gone, the moment they arise,

and bound to become different. [1]

 

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[All following suttas of this saṃyutta are elaborated as the first.]

 

[…]

They cannot fall away from the Dhamma,

Assuredly headed for full awakening,

Sambodhi.



[1] Rūpā … saddā … gandhā … rasā … phoṭṭhabbā … dhamma …

This is a gift of Dhamma

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