Book XX. The Path, Magga Vagga

XX. 3. Suffering Text: N iii. 406.
Dukkhalakkhaṇavatthu (278)

(4. The story relating to the Second Stanza is the same.) {3.406}

On this occasion the Exalted One, knowing that these monks had devoted themselves to meditation on the Characteristic of Suffering, said to them, “Monks, all the Elements of Being press hard upon us, and are therefore occasions of suffering.” So saying, he pronounced the following Stanzas,

278. “Involved in suffering are all existing things.”
With wisdom who perceives this fact,
Straightway becomes contemptuous of suffering.
This is the Way of Salvation.