Samyuktagama 224

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Saṃyuktāgama 224. [First Discourse on Abandoning]

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 things [related to] desire should be abandoned. What are all things [related to] desire that should be abandoned? That is, the eye is [one of] all the things [related to] desire that should be abandoned. Forms, eye-consciousness, eye-contact, and feeling arisen in dependence on eye-contact and experienced within, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral, all these things [related to] desire should be abandoned.

“The ear … the nose … the tongue … the body … the mind is also like that.”

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