the development of the faculties

 Indriyabhāvanā Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 152 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Sujato
Read by: Roland Kitchen


A brahmin teacher advocates that purification of the senses consists in simply avoiding seeing and hearing things. The Buddha explains that it is not about avoiding sense experience, but understanding it and learning to not be affected by sense experience.