"This passage is also in apparent contradiction with MN 121:
"If, through revulsion towards the eye, through its fading away and cessation,
one is liberated by nonclinging, one can be called a bhikkhu who has attained
Nibbana in this very life." [Part of SN 35.155]
How do you explain this apparent contradiction?"
SN 35.155 belongs to Salayatana-Samyutta(the Six Sense Bases), Division IV-The Fourth Fifty, I. The Destruction of Delight. As the sutta's name indicated, it's about the destruction of Delight that results in liberation, not the destruction of the sense faculties. Ven. Bodhi rendered it as follow:
"Bhikkhus, a bhikkhu sees as impermanent the eye which is actually impermanent: that is his right view. Seeing rightly, he experiences revulsion. With the destruction of delight comes destruction of lust; with the destruction of lust comes destruction of delight. With the destruction of delight and lust the mind is said to be well liberated"
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