Samyuktagama 229

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Saṃyuktāgama 229. [Discourse on What is With Influxes and Without Influxes]

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: “I will now teach you what is of a nature to be with influxes and to be without influxes. What is of a nature to be with influxes? That is, it is the eye and forms, eye-consciousness, eye-contact, feeling arisen in dependence on eye-contact that is experienced within, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral, [which is mundane].

“It is the ear … the nose … the tongue … the body … the mind and mental objects, mind-consciousness, mind-contact, feeling arisen in dependence on mind-contact that is experienced within, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral, which is mundane. This is called being of a nature to be with influxes.

“What is of a nature to be without influxes? That is, it is … supramundane mind and mental objects, mind-consciousness, mind-contact, feeling arisen in dependence on mind-contact that is experienced within, be it painful, pleasant, or neutral, which is supramundane. This is called being of a nature to be without influxes.”

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