F- What is Contact?

24/06/2010 16:28

And what is the origination of the world? Dependent on the eye and forms there arises eye-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact.

(…) Katamo ca bhikkhave, lokassa samudayo?Cakkhuñca paṭicca rūpe ca uppajjati cakkhuviññāṇaṃ. Tiṇṇaṃ saṅgati phasso.(...)

SN 12.44 Loka Sutta: The World


Katamo ca bhikkhave (voc. pl.) = what, bhikkhus

lokassa (gen. sg.) samudayo (nom. sg.) = the origin of the world

Cakkhuñca paṭicca rūpe (acc. pl.) ca = dependent on the eye and forms

uppajjati cakkhuviññāṇaṃ (nom. sg.) = there arises eye-consciousness

Tiṇṇaṃ (gen. pl.) saṅgati (nom. sg.) = the meeting of the three

phasso (nom. sg.) = contact