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SN III 25.5 Experiences are Changing

Samphassaja Sutta

 

In Sāvatthi.

“Monks,

(1) Experiences that arise from visual contact

are continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(2) Experiences that arise from auditive contact

are continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(3) Experiences that arise from olfactive contact

are continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(4) Experiences that arise from gustative contact

are continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(5) Experiences that arise from bodily contact

are continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(6) Experiences that arise from thinking contact

are 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…

This is a gift of Dhamma

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