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SN III 25.3 Cognitions are Changing

Viññāṇa Sutta

 

In Sāvatthi.

Monks,

(1) Visual cognition is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(2) Auditive cognition is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(3) Olfactive cognition is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(4) Gustative cognition is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(5) Bodily cognition is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(6) Conceptual cognition is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

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]Cakkhuviññāṇaṃ…sotaviññāṇaṃ…ghānaviññāṇaṃ…jivhāviññāṇaṃ … kāyaviññāṇaṃ … manoviññāṇaṃ …

This is a gift of Dhamma

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