1212 LESSON 3714 WEDNESDAY revised from FREE ONLINE E-Nālanda Research and Practice UNIVERSITY
long] The Dīgha Nikāya gathers 34 of the longest discourses given by
the Buddha. There are various hints that many of them are late additions
to the original corpus and of questionable authenticity.
— The basket of discourses —
[ sutta: discourse ]
The Sutta Piṭaka contains the essence of the Buddha’s teaching
regarding the Dhamma. It contains more than ten thousand suttas. It is
divided in five collections called Nikāyas.
Now, lord, does perception arise first, and knowledge after; or does
knowledge arise first, and perception after; or do perception &
knowledge arise simultaneously?
perception arises first, and knowledge after. And the
arising of knowledge comes from the arising of perception. One discerns,
‘It’s in dependence on this that my knowledge has arisen.’ Through this
line of reasoning one can realize how perception arises first, and
knowledge after, and how the arising of knowledge comes from the arising
Digha Nikaya 9 Potthapada Sutta - States of Consciousness Part 21:125:07 hrs