Sutta Pitaka
Saṃyutta Nikāya
Division II –– Nidāna
Book 12 –– Abhisamaya Saṃyutta
Chapter 8 –– Samaṇabrāhmaṇa Vagga

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa

 

12. 8. 1.

(71) Jarāmaraṇa –– Decay and Death

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi.

2. From there the Blessed One addressed the monks:

3. “Monks, whoever recluses and brahmins who do not know decay and death, the arising of decay and death, the cessation of decay and death and the path leading to the cessation of decay and death they are not my recluses or brahmins. Among recluses they cannot be reckoned as recluses, among brahmins they have not attained to the state of brahmins. And they will not attain to the state of a recluse or become a brahmin in this life.

4. “Monks, whoever recluses and brahmins know decay and death, the arising of decay and death, the cessation of decay and death and the path leading to the cessation of decay and death, are my recluses and brahmins. Among recluses they can be reckoned as recluses, among brahmins they have attained to the state of brahmins. And they will attain to the state of a recluse or become a brahmin in this life.”

 

12. 8. 2.

(72) Jāti –– Birth

(as above) “... who do not know birth ...”

 

12. 8. 3.

(73) Bhava –– Being

(as above) “... who do not know being ...”

 

12. 8. 4.

(74) Upādāna –– Holding

(as above) “... who do not know holding ...”

 

12. 8. 5.

(75) Taṇha –– Craving

(as above) “... who do not know craving ...”

 

12. 8. 6.

(76) Vedana –– Feelings

(as above) “... who do not know feelings ...”

 

12. 8. 7.

(77) Phassa –– Contacts

(as above) “... who do not know contacts ...”

 

12. 8. 8.

(78) Saḷāyatana –– The Six Spheres

(as above) “... who do not know the six spheres ...”

 

12. 8. 9.

(79) Nāmarūpa –– Name and Matter

(as above) “... who do not know name and matter ...”

 

12. 8. 10.

(80) Viññāṇa –– Consciousness

(as above) “... who do not know consciousness ...”

 

12. 8. 11.

(81) Saṅkhāra –– Determinations

At Sāvatthi.

“Monks, whoever recluses and brahmins who do not know determinations, the arising of determinations, the cessation of determinations and the path leading to the cessation of determinations they are not my recluses or brahmins. Among recluses they cannot be reckoned as recluses, among brahmins they have not attained to the state of brahmins. And they will not attain to the state of a recluse or become a brahmin in this life.

4. “Monks, whoever recluses and brahmins know determinations, the arising of determinations, the cessation of determinations and the path leading to the cessation of determinations, are my recluses and brahmins. Among recluses they can be reckoned as recluses, among brahmins they have attained to the state of brahmins. And they will attain to the state of a recluse or become a brahmin in this life.”