Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Samyutta Nikaaya 2.1.2.3

The Discourse on Samanas and Brahmins

In Savatthi -

Any Samanas or Brahmins whatsoever, o Bhikkhus, who do not clearly understand old-age and death, do not clearly understand the cause of old-age and death, do not clearly understand the cessation of old-age and death, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of old-age and death,

do not clearly understand birth, do not clearly understand the cause of birth, do not clearly understand the cessation of birth, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of birth,

do not clearly understand becoming, do not clearly understand the cause of becoming, do not clearly understand the cessation of becoming, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of becoming,

do not clearly understand clinging, do not clearly understand the cause of clinging, do not clearly understand the cessation of clinging, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of clinging,

do not clearly understand craving, do not clearly understand the cause of craving, do not clearly understand the cessation of craving, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of craving,

do not clearly understand feeling, do not clearly understand the cause of feeling, do not clearly understand the cessation of feeling, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of feeling,

do not clearly understand contact, do not clearly understand the cause of contact, do not clearly understand the cessation of contact, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of contact,

do not clearly understand the six-sense base, do not clearly understand the cause of the six-sense base, do not clearly understand the cessation of the six-sense base, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of the six-sense base,

do not clearly understand body and mind, do not clearly understand the cause of body and mind, do not clearly understand the cessation of body and mind, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of body and mind,

do not clearly understand consciousness, do not clearly understand the cause of consciousness, do not clearly understand the cessation of consciousness, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of consciousness,

do not clearly understand formations, do not clearly understand the cause of formations, do not clearly understand the cessation of formations, do not clearly understand the path of practice going to the cessation of formations.

Not by me, o Bhikkhus, are those Samanas or Brahmins accepted, in terms of Samanas, as Samanas or, in terms of Brahmins, as Brahmins.

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