Ud 3 Third Discourse on Awakening

Tatiyabodhi Sutta


Thus I have heard—


Once, the Awakened One was living at Uruvelā,

On the bank of the river Nerañjara,

At the root of the tree of Awakening,

Just after his complete awakening.


On that occasion,

The Awakened One sat in one posture for seven days,

Experiencing the bliss of freedom.


Then, when the week had passed,

He emerged from this Samādhi,

And, in the last part of the night,

Paid careful attention to the arising and the ceasing of the chain of causality:


When there is this, that comes to be,

When this arises, there is the arising of that,


When there is not this, that does not come to be,

When this cease, that also ceases, that is—


  1. Because of blindness, there are built-in processes,
  2. Because of built-in processes, there is consciousness,
  3. Because of consciousness, there is mind and body,
  4. Because of mind and body, there are the six senses,
  5. Because of the six senses, there is contact,
  6. Because of contact, there are felt experiences,
  7. Because of felt experiences, there is discontent,
  8. Because of discontent, there is taking,
  9. Because of taking, there are habit patterns,
  10. Because of habit patterns, there is [blind] coming into being,
  11. Because of [blind] coming into being,
  12. there is aging and death,

And the manifestation of sorrow, sadness, trouble, depression and anxiety

This is how this whole mass of trouble come to be.


  1. With the complete calming and cessation of blindness, built-in processes cease,[
  2. When built-in processes cease, consciousness ceases,
  3. When consciousness ceases, mind and body cease,
  4. When mind and body cease, the six senses cease,
  5. When the six senses cease, contact ceases,
  6. When contact ceases, felt experience ceases,
  7. When felt experience ceases, discontent ceases,
  8. When discontent ceases, taking ceases,
  9. When taking ceases, habit patterns cease,
  10. When habit patterns cease, coming into being ceases,
  11. When coming into being ceases,
  12. aging and death cease

And of sorrow, sadness, trouble, depression and anxiety all cease.

This is how this whole mass of trouble ceases.

Then, having understood this,

the Awakened One let out this joyful revelation:

Surely, when the nature of things becomes clear,

To the devoted meditating Brāhmaṇa,

One stands, shattering death and its troops,

Like the sun lighting up the sky.[2]


[1] Avijjāya tveva asesavirāganirodhā saṅkhāranirodho,

[2] “Yadā have pātubhavanti dhammā, Ātāpino jhāyato brāhmaṇassa; Vidhūpayaṃ  tiṭṭhati mārasenaṃ, Sūriyova obhāsayamantalikkhan”ti.




This is a gift of Dhamma

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