Adantagutta Sutta (SN 35.94)

SN 35.94 (S iv 69)
Adantāgutta Sutta
— Uncontrolled and unguarded —
[a+danta+a+gutta]

Here is one of those advises which are so easy to understand with the intellect, yet so difficult to understand at deeper levels because our wrong views constantly interfere in the process. Therefore we need to get it repeated often, even though that may seem boring to some.



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sāvatthi·nidānaṃ.

The (sutta) opening at Sāvatthī.{n}

cha·y·ime, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanā a·dantā a·guttā a·rakkhitā a·saṃvutā dukkh·ādhivāhā honti. katame cha?

These six spheres of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained, bring suffering. Which six?

cakkhu, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ a·dantaṃ a·guttaṃ a·rakkhitaṃ a·saṃvutaṃ dukkh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The eye as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained, brings suffering.

sotaṃ, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ a·dantaṃ a·guttaṃ a·rakkhitaṃ a·saṃvutaṃ dukkh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The ear as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained, brings suffering.

ghāṇaṃ, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ a·dantaṃ a·guttaṃ a·rakkhitaṃ a·saṃvutaṃ dukkh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The nose as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained, brings suffering.

jivhā, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ a·dantaṃ a·guttaṃ a·rakkhitaṃ a·saṃvutaṃ dukkh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti

The tongue as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained, brings suffering.

kāyo, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ a·dantaṃ a·guttaṃ a·rakkhitaṃ a·saṃvutaṃ dukkh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti

The body as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained, brings suffering.

mano, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ a·dantaṃ a·guttaṃ a·rakkhitaṃ a·saṃvutaṃ dukkh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The mind as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained, brings suffering.

ime kho, bhikkhave, cha phass·āyatanā a·dantā a·guttā a·rakkhitā a·saṃvutā dukkh·ādhivāhā honti.

Those six spheres of contact, bhikkhus, being uncontrolled, unguarded, unprotected, unrestrained bring suffering.

cha·y·ime, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanā su·dantā su·guttā su·rakkhitā su·saṃvutā sukh·ādhivāhā honti. katame cha?

These six spheres of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, bring well-being. Which six?

cakkhu, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ su·dantaṃ su·guttaṃ su·rakkhitaṃ su·saṃvutaṃ sukh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The eye as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, brings well-being.

sotaṃ, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ su·dantaṃ su·guttaṃ su·rakkhitaṃ su·saṃvutaṃ sukh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The ear as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, brings well-being.

ghāṇaṃ, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ su·dantaṃ su·guttaṃ su·rakkhitaṃ su·saṃvutaṃ sukh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The nose as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, brings well-being.

jivhā, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ su·dantaṃ su·guttaṃ su·rakkhitaṃ su·saṃvutaṃ sukh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The tongue as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, brings well-being.

kāyo, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ su·dantaṃ su·guttaṃ su·rakkhitaṃ su·saṃvutaṃ sukh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The body as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, brings well-being.

mano, bhikkhave, phass·āyatanaṃ su·dantaṃ su·guttaṃ su·rakkhitaṃ su·saṃvutaṃ sukh·ādhivāhaṃ hoti.

The mind as a sphere of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, brings well-being.

ime kho, bhikkhave, cha phass·āyatanā su·dantā su·guttā su·rakkhitā su·saṃvutā sukh·ādhivāhā hontī·ti.

Those six spheres of contact, bhikkhus, being well controlled, well guarded, well protected, well restrained, bring well-being.



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