chapter  19
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The Origin and Control of Suffering

Conditioned by the eye and the forms, visual consciousness arises. The combination of the three is contact (stimulation). Through stimulation (there is) feeling. Through feeling (there is) craving. From the complete fading away and cessation of this craving (there is cessation of becoming =) becoming will end. Through the end of becoming, birth will end. Through the end of birth, old age and death, grief, lamentation, suffering, depression and despair will cease. In this way the cessation of this whole complex of suffering is effected. This is the end of suffering.