SN.35.19. Paṭhamābhinandasutta ("Taking Pleasure, Interior")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“Mendicants, if you take pleasure in the eye, you take pleasure in suffering. If you take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re not exempt from suffering.

If you take pleasure in the ear … nose … tongue … body … mind, you take pleasure in suffering. If you take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re not exempt from suffering.

If you don’t take pleasure in the eye, you don’t take pleasure in suffering. If you don’t take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re exempt from suffering.

If you don’t take pleasure in the ear … nose … tongue … body … mind, you don’t take pleasure in suffering. If you don’t take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re exempt from suffering.”

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