1. Āyatana Sutta.-Once when the Buddha was staying in the Kūtāgarasālā in Vesāli, he preached to the monks a sermon on the six spheres of contact (salāyatana). The monks listened with rapt attention until Māra, making a terrible din, disturbed their peace of mind. The Buddha admonished the monks not to be led away by Māra, and the latter, discomfited, disappeared (S.i.112).

2. Āyatana Sutta.-The four Ariyan truths are concerned with the six personal spheres of sense. Effort should be made to realise this. S.v.426.

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