Friends:

Any Appearance of Pleasure and Pain emerges from Sense-Contact!

The Blessed Buddha once pointed out this quite evident, yet delicate truth:
Bhikkhus, when there are hands, picking up and putting down appears as consequence...
When there are feet, coming and going appears as consequence... 
When there are limbs, bending and stretching appears as consequence... 
When there is a belly, hunger and thirst appears as consequence...!
Similarly with these 6 sense-organs, Bhikkhus:
When there is an eye, internal pleasure & pain appears arised from that eye-contact...
When there is an ear, internal pleasure & pain appears arised from that ear-contact...
When there is a nose, internal pleasure & pain appears arised from that nose-contact...
When there is a tongue, internal pleasure & pain appears arised from that tongue-contact...
When there is a body, internal pleasure & pain appears arised from that body-contact...
When there is a mind, internal pleasure & pain appears arised from that mental-contact...
However, Bhikkhus:
When there are no hands, picking up and putting down, does never appear...
When there are no feet, coming and going, does never ever appear...
When there are no limbs, bending and stretching, does never appear...
When there is no belly, hunger and thirst, does never ever appear...!
Exactly so with these 6 sense-organs, Bhikkhus:
When there is no eye, internal pleasure & pain can never arise from that absence...
When there is no ear, internal pleasure & pain can never arise from that absence...
When there is no nose, internal pleasure & pain can never arise from that absence...
When there is no tongue, internal pleasure & pain can never arise from that absence...
When there is no body, internal pleasure & pain can never arise from that absence...
When there is no mind, internal pleasure & pain can never arise from that absence...

Consequently:
Any sense pleasure & pain is then all absent! This is the end of all Suffering! Nibbāna!
Nibbāna
is therefore the supreme Bliss!


Siddhattha Gotama suddenly realizes the folly vanity of sense pleasure!


The sense receptors which makes neural signals.


Pleasure and pain is just electrical blips in the brain jelly!

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [171-2]
Section 35: The 6 Senses. Salayatana. The Simile on Hands & Feet. Hatthapadupama 236.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.htm

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