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Saññā Sutta

1. Saññā Sutta.– Perception of a visible object is fleeting. S.ii.247.

2. Saññā Sutta.– The arising, continuation, production, and manifestation of perception regarding form … feeling … perception … mental formations … consciousness is the arising of suffering. The cessation, subsiding, and fading away of perception regarding form … consciousness is the cessation of suffering. S.iii.230.

3. Saññā Sutta.– The desire and lust for perception regarding form … feeling … perception … mental formations … consciousness is the corruption of the mind. When a monk has abandoned mental corruption, the mind becomes wieldy regarding those things to be realised by direct knowledge. S.iii.233.

4. Paṭhama Saññā Sutta.– Five perceptions if cultivated, are of great fruit, great benefit, and culminate in the deathless. What five? Foulness of the body (asubhasaññā), death (maraṇasaññā), danger (ādīnavasaññā), repulsiveness of food (āhāre paṭikūlasaññā), and disenchantment regarding the entire world (sabbaloke anabhiratasaññā). A.iii.79.

5. Dutiya Saññā Sutta.– Five perceptions if cultivated, are of great fruit, great benefit, and culminate in the deathless. What five? Impermanence (aniccasaññā), not-self (anattasaññā), death (maraṇasaññā), repulsiveness of food (āhāre paṭikūlasaññā), disenchantment regarding the entire world (sabbaloke anabhiratasaññā). A.iii.79.

6. Saññā Sutta.– To get rid of perceptions of sensuality (kāmasaññā), ill-will (byāpādasaññā), and cruelty (vihiṃsāsaññā), their opposites — perceptions of renunciation (nekkhammasaññā),  loving-kindness (abyāpādasaññā), and compassion (avihiṃsāsaññā) must be cultivated. A.iii.446.

7. Saññā Sutta.– Seven factors of non-decline (aparihāniya dhammā): Perception of impermanence (aniccasaññā), not-self (anattasaññā), foulness of the body (asubhasaññā), danger (adīnavasaññā), abandoning (pahānasaññā), dispassion (virāgasaññā), and cessation (nirodhasaññā). A.iv.24.

8. Paṭhama Saññā Sutta.– Seven perceptions if cultivated, are of great fruit, great benefit, and culminate in the deathless. What seven? Foulness of the body (asubhasaññā), death (maraṇasaññā), repulsiveness of food (āhāre paṭikūlasaññā), disenchantment regarding the entire world (sabbaloke anabhiratasaññā), impermanence (aniccasaññā), suffering in what is impermanent (anicce dukkhasaññā), not-self in what is suffering (dukkhe anattasaññā). A.iv.46.

9. Dutiya Saññā Sutta.– The same as the above, but in greater detail. A.iv.46 ff.

10. Saññā Sutta.– The same as (8) with the addition of the perception of abandoning (pahānasaññā), and dispassion (virāgasaññā). A.iv.387.

11. Paṭhama Saññā Sutta.– The same as (10) with the addition of perception of cessation (nirodhasaññā). A.v.105.

12. Dutiya Saññā Sutta.– The same as (5), with the addition of the perception of a skeleton (aṭṭhikasaññā), worm-infested corpse (puḷavakasaññā), discoloured corpse (vinīlakasaññā), scattered corpse (vicchiddakasaññā), and swollen corpse (uddhumātakasaññā). A.v.106.

13. Saññā Sutta.– Ānanda approaches the Blessed One and asks him about eleven kinds of perception. After the Buddha explains, Ānanda goes to Sāriputta and asks him the same question. Sāriputta gives the same answers and Ānanda congratulates him.  A.iv.318.

Saññā Sutta.– See also Aniccatā Sutta, Rūpasaññasutta

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