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361 LESSON 30 08 2011 Loka
Sutta The World
FREE ONLINE eNālandā
Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS letter to VOTE for BSP
ELEPHANT to attain Ultimate Bliss-Through
http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org- Free Buddhist Studies for the students- Cakkavatti Sutta: The
Wheel-turning Emperor-
Kutadanta Sutta-
Majjhima Nikaya-Memoranda containing Views
from FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and
BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS LETTER
on the Lokpal Bill 2011of the AWAKENED ONES by the AWAKENED ONES for  HIGHLY PROMISING BEST MERITORIOUS GOVERNANCE
for SARVAJAN HITAY SARVAJAN SUKHAY ie.,
FOR HAPPINESS AND WELFARE of
  EVERYONE


Loka Sutta: The World

translated from the Pali
by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1997–2011

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’[1]

it is said. In what respect does the word ‘world’ apply?

“Insofar as it disintegrates,[2]
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
disintegrates.

“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
‘world.’”


 


 



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