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Sukha Sutta

1. Sukha Vagga.– The fifteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.

2. Sukha Vagga.– The seventh chapter of the Eka Nipāta of the Aṅguttaranikāya. A.i.80 f.

1. Sukha Sutta.– There are three kinds of feelings: pleasant, painful, and neutral.

“Pleasant, painful, or neutral, internal or external, having understood that all are unsatisfactory, untrustworthy, and destined for destruction, he is dispassionate.” S.iv.204.

2. Sukhasomanassa Sutta.– A monk who delights in Dhamma, in meditation (bhāvanārāmo), in abandoning (pahānārāmo), in solitude (pavivekārāmo), in freedom from ill-will (abyāpajjhārāmo), and in non-diffuseness (nippapañcārāmo) — such a one lives in happiness and contentment and will entirely destroy the corruptions (āsava). A.iii.431.

3. Paṭhamasukha Sutta.– The wanderer (paribbājaka) Sāmaṇḍakāni at Nālakagāma asks Sāriputta, “What is happiness what is suffering.”

He replies that not being reborn is happiness, Being reborn is suffering. When one is reborn there is cold and heat, hunger and thirst, defecating and urinating, affliction by fire, sticks, scolding by relatives and friends.¹ A.v.120.

¹ Sāriputta’s mother gave him a hard time throughout his life. Only on his death-bed did she realise her son’s virtues when Sakka and Brahma came to pay homage to him.

4. Dutiyasukha Sutta.– Sāmaṇḍakāni asks about happiness and suffering in this Dhamma and discipline. Sāriputta explains that dissatisfaction is suffering and delight (in the Dhamma) is happiness. A.v.121.

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