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Loka Sutta: The World
translated from the Pali
Then a certain monk went to the Blessed One and, on arrival,
having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, he said to
the Blessed One: “‘The world, the world’
it is said. In what respect does the word ‘world’ apply?
“Insofar as it disintegrates,
monk, it is called the ‘world.’ Now what disintegrates? The eye disintegrates.
Forms disintegrate. Consciousness at the eye disintegrates. Contact at the eye
disintegrates. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at
the eye — experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain — that too
“The ear disintegrates. Sounds disintegrate…
“The nose disintegrates. Aromas disintegrate…
“The tongue disintegrates. Tastes disintegrate…
“The body disintegrates. Tactile sensations disintegrate…
“The intellect disintegrates. Ideas disintegrate.
Consciousness at the intellect consciousness disintegrates. Contact at the
intellect disintegrates. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on
contact at the intellect — experienced as pleasure, pain or
neither-pleasure-nor-pain — that too disintegrates.
“Insofar as it disintegrates, it is called the