Khuddaka Nikaya


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Sutta Nipata
2
Sutta 10. Utthana Sutta

[pali] [faus]

Initiative

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
For free distribution only.

 


 

    Get up!
    Sit up!
What's your need for sleep?
And what sleep is there for the afflicted,
    pierced by the arrow,
    oppressed?

    Get up!
    Sit up!
Train firmly for the sake of peace,
Don't let the king of death,
-- seeing you heedless --
    deceive you,
    bring you under his sway.

Cross over the attachment
to which human and heavenly beings,
remain    desiring
        tied.
Don't let the moment pass by.
Those for whom the moment is past
grieve, consigned to hell.

    Heedless is
    dust, dust
comes from heedlessness
    has heedlessness
    on its heels.
Through heedfulness and clear knowing
    you'd remove
    your own sorrow.

 


 

References:

See also: Dhp 21-32; Dhp 315; SN III.17; AN IV.37.

 


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