Translating Classical Buddhism to Modern English

The Related Discourses

1. The Aggregates

(二〇) 染 26 (20). What Affects
深經亦如是說。 1. A sūtra about being affected1 was taught in the same way [as the previous sūtra].


  1. This is sūtra no. 20 in the Taisho edition and no. 26 in Yinshun (T99.2.4b25). It’s actually a variant note to the previous sūtra that was numbered in the Taisho. The Taisho here reads “a profound sūtra” (深經), but both Yinshun and CBETA amend this to “a sūtra about being affected” (染經), assuming that 深 is a typo for 染. If that’s true (and I don’t see any better suggestion to make sense of it), then this would have been a variant of the previous three sūtras that substituted “something affecting” as the thing to get rid of. [back]

Translator: Charles Patton

Last Revised: 29 February 2024