Samyuktagama 78

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Saṃyuktāgama

78. Discourse on Arising

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: “If bodily form arises, is established, and emerges, then dukkha arises therewith, disease is established therewith, and old age and death emerge therewith. Feeling … perception … formations … consciousness should also be recited in the same way.

“Monks, if bodily form ceases, is appeased, and disappears, then dukkha ceases therewith, disease is appeased therewith, and old age and death disappear therewith. Feeling … perception … formations … consciousness are also like this.”

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