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SN III 25.9 The Elements are Changing  

Dhātu Sutta

 

In Sāvatthi.

 

“Monks,

(1) The earth element is continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(2) The water element is continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(3) The fire element is continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(4) The air element is continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(5) The space element is continually changing,

gone, the moment it arises,

and bound to become different.

 

(6) The consciousness element 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] Pathavīdhātu …

This is a gift of Dhamma

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