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SN III 25.4 Contacts are Changing

Samphassa Sutta

 

In Sāvatthi.

“Monks,

(1) Visual contact is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(2) Auditive contact is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(3) Olfactive contact is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(4) Gustative contact is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(5) Bodily contact is continually changing,

Gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(6) Conceptual contact 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] Cakkhusamphasso… sotasamphasso… ghānasamphasso… jivhāsamphasso… kāyasamphasso… manosamphasso

This is a gift of Dhamma

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