Escape from the Senses

Someone who takes pleasure in sights, takes pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are not free from misery.”

Someone who takes pleasure in sounds, takes pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are not free from misery.”

Someone who takes pleasure in smells, takes pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are not free from misery.”

Someone who takes pleasure in tastes, takes pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are not free from misery.”

Someone who takes pleasure in touch, takes pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are not free from misery.”

Someone who takes pleasure in thoughts, takes pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are not free from misery.”

Someone who does not take pleasure in sights, does not take pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are free from misery.”

Someone who does not take pleasure in sounds, does not take pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are free from misery.”

Someone who does not take pleasure in smells, does not take pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are free from misery.”

Someone who does not take pleasure in tastes, does not take pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are free from misery.”

Someone who does not take pleasure in touch, does not take pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are free from misery.”

Someone who does not take pleasure in thoughts, does not take pleasure in misery. For them I say, “They are free from misery.”

-Abhinanda Sutta, SN 35.20 (S iv 13)

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