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Anguttara Nikaya
Sattaka Nipata

Sutta 59a

Mapunnabhayi Suttam

Be Not Afraid of Good Deeds

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time Bhavaga, Bhagga-land revisiting,
Mount Crocodile, Deer Park.

There he said this to the beggars gathered round:

Ma bhikkhave, punnanam bhayittha.|| ||

Sukhassetam bhikkhave,||
adhivacanam yad idam punnanti.|| ||

1. Abhijanami kho panaham bhikkhave, digha-rattam katanam punnanam digha-rattam ittham kantam manapam vipakam paccanubhutam.|| ||

Sattavassani mettam cittam bhavesim.|| ||

Sattavassani mettam cittam bhavetva sattasamvatthavivattakappe nayimam lokam punaragamasim. Samvattamanassudaham bhikkhave,||
loke abhassarupago homi.|| ||

Vivattamane loke sunnam Brahma-vimanam upapajjami.|| ||

Tatra sudam bhikkhave,||
(sattakkhattum) Brahma homi Maha-Brahma abhibhu anabhibhuto annadatthu daso vasavatti.|| ||

Chattimsakkhattum kho panaham bhikkhave Sakko ahosim devanamindo.|| ||

Anekasatakkhattum raja ahosim cakkavatti dhammiko dhammaraja caturanto vijitavi janapadatthavariyappatto sattaratanasamannagato.|| ||

Tassa mayham bhikkhave,||
imani sattaratanani ahesum.|| ||

Seyyathidam:||
cakkaratanam hatthiratanam assaratanam maniratanam itthiratanam gahapatiratanam parinayakaratanameva sattamam.|| ||

Parosahassam kho pana me bhikkhave,||
putta ahesum sura virangarupa parasenappamaddana.|| ||

Soham imam pathavim sagarapariyan tam adandena asatthena dhammena ahivijiya ajjhavasinti.|| ||

 

Passa punnanam vipakam kusalanam sukhesino||
Mettam cittam vibhavetva sattavassani bhikkhave,||
Satta samvatta- vivattakappe nayimam lokam punagamam.|| ||

Samvattamane lokambhi homi abhassarupago,||
Vivattamane lokambhi sunnam brahmupago ahum.|| ||

Sattakkhattum Maha-Brahma vasavatti tada ahum.||
Chattimsakkhattum devindo devarajjamakarayim|| ||

Cakkavatti ahum raja jambudipassa issaro||
Muddhavasitto khattiyo manussadhipati ahum.|| ||

Adandena asatthena vijeyya pathavim imam||
Asahasena dhammena samena anusasiyam.|| ||

Dhammena rajjam karetva asmim pathavimandale||
Mahaddhane mahabhoge addhe ajayisam kule|| ||

Sabbakamehi sampanno ratanehi ca sattahi,||
Buddha sangahaka loke tehi etam1 sudesitam.|| ||

Esa hetumahantassa pathavyo yena vuccati.||
Pahutavittupakarano raja homi patapava|| ||

Iddhima yasava homi jambusandassa issaro.||
Ko sutva nappasideyya api kanhabhijatiyo.|| ||

Tasma hi atthakamena mahattamabhikankhata||
Saddhammo garukatabbo saram buddhana sasanam.|| ||

 


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