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Taking Pleasure (Interior) —Bhikkhu Sujato

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2. Pairs

19. Taking Pleasure (Interior)

1.1“Mendicants, if you take pleasure in the eye, you take pleasure in suffering. 1.2If you take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re not exempt from suffering.

1.3If you take pleasure in the ear … 1.4nose … 1.5tongue … 1.6 1.7body … 1.8mind, you take pleasure in suffering. 1.9If you take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re not exempt from suffering.

2.1If you don’t take pleasure in the eye, you don’t take pleasure in suffering. 2.2If you don’t take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re exempt from suffering.

2.3If you don’t take pleasure in the ear … 2.4nose … 2.5tongue … 2.6 2.7body … 2.8mind, you don’t take pleasure in suffering. 2.9If you don’t take pleasure in suffering, I say you’re exempt from suffering.”