SN.18.2. Rūpasutta ("Sights, Etc.")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

“What do you think, Rāhula? Are sights permanent or impermanent?”

“Impermanent, sir.” … “… sounds … smells … tastes … touches … Are thoughts permanent or impermanent?”

“Impermanent, sir.” …

“Seeing this, a learned noble disciple grows disillusioned with sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and thoughts. Being disillusioned, desire fades away. …”

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