Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings

The Section of the Threes

52. Feelings (1)

This was said by the Lord…

“Bhikkhus, there are these three feelings. What three? Pleasant feeling, painful feeling, and neither-pleasant-nor-painful feeling. These are the three.”

A disciple of the Buddha,
Concentrated, clearly comprehending
And mindful, knows feelings
And the origin of feelings,
Where they cease and the path
That leads to their full destruction.
With the destruction of feelings a bhikkhu,
Without longing, has attained Nibbāna.