Samyuktagama 196

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Saṃyuktāgama 196. [Second Discourse on Impermanence]

Thus have I heard. At one time the Buddha was staying at Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park.

At that time the Blessed One said to the monks: “All is impermanent. What is all [that is impermanent]? That is, the eye is impermanent, forms, eye-consciousness, eye-contact, and feeling arisen in dependence on eye-contact, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral, that is also impermanent.

“In the same way the ear … the nose … the tongue … the body … the mind … mental objects … mind-consciousness, mind-contact, and feeling arisen in dependence on mind-contact, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral, that is also impermanent.

“A learned noble disciple who contemplates like this is liberated from the eye, and is also liberated from forms, eye-consciousness, eye-contact, and feeling arisen in dependence on eye-contact, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral.

“In the same way he is also liberated from the ear … the nose … the tongue … the body … the mind … mental objects … mind-consciousness, mind-contact, and feeling arisen in dependence on mind-contact, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral.

“I say that he is liberated from birth, old age, disease, death, worry, sorrow, vexation, and pain.”

When the Buddha had spoken this discourse, hearing what the Buddha had said the monks were delighted and received it respectfully.

As has been said for all is impermanent, in the same way for all is dukkha … all is empty … all is not-self … all is of the nature of void activity … all is subject to destruction … all is subject to birth … all is subject to old age … all is subject to disease … all is subject to death … all is subject to worry … all is subject to affliction … all is subject to arising … all is subject to cessation … all is of the nature to be understood … all is of the nature to be known … all is of the nature to be abandoned … all is of the nature to be awakened to … all is to be realized … all is [the domain] of Māra … all is within Māra’s power … all is Māra’s tool … all is burning … all is ablaze … all is on fire, for all of these, each discourse is to be recited in full as above.