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The Book of the Six Fields of the Senses receives its name from the homonymous saṁyutta with which it begins and is the dominant one in terms of its length and doctrinal weight.

This saṁyutta makes a functional analysis of all the processes involved with the relationship with the exterior, where it is shown that none of them is controlled. For example, with respect to sight, for example, the objective, that which is seen is not controlled. The subjective, which is the eye, is not controlled, you cannot make the eye see as you wish. Neither the eye contact nor the qualia as a result are controlled. Where the eye, the visual figures, the eye contact and the visual qualia are, there is the world or what is known as the world.

Therefore, the relationship with the world is uncontrollable or, which is the same thing, it is not me. What is not controlled is unpleasant and causes suffering. We are before the description of the slavery that Samsara means.

The Word of the Buddha 8 Samyutta Nikaya (III)

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