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Saɱyutta Nikāya:
V. MahāVagga
46. Bojjhanga Saŋyuttaa

Sayings Related to
The Dimensions of Awakening

Sutta 2

Kāya Suttaṃ

The Body

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

There then The Lucky Man said this to the beggars:

"Beggars!"

And the beggars responding, "Bhante!"
the Lucky Man said:

"In just such a way, beggars, as this body
is food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected.

Even so, beggars,
the five diversions
are food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected.

And what, beggars, is the food
for un-arisen sense-desire's arising, or
for sense-desire's becoming more extended?

Nimitta. Sign. You need to learn to read 'sign' like an Indian tracker. You need to develop such speed at this as to enable you to identify a source of desire at it's very first appearance or even earlier.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

There are, beggars, signs that indicate the pleasurable.

Yoniso-manasikāra. To-the-womb-mind-tracking. Studious etiological examination. It is not just finding the point of origin, but the study of the development of a thing down to it's place of origin or conception. This term must serve to indicate tracing a thing to the initial point where it begins (so as to be able to uproot it), but also finding the place where a thing matures to the point of birth (so as to be able to foster it's growth). Most translations shortcut the difficulties of finding a term to serve both ends. Hence: 'study' 'careful attention' 'systematic attention'.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

These,
a big thing not being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for un-arisen sense-desire's arising, or
for sense-desire's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for un-arisen deviance's arising, or
for deviance's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, signs that indicate the repulsive.

These,
a big thing not being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for un-arisen deviance's arising, or
for deviance's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for un-arisen lazy ways and inertia arising, or
for lazy ways and inertia's becoming more extended?

There is, beggars, disliking,
lazyness,
sloth,
eating to the point of stupification,
faint-heartedness.

These,
a big thing not being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for un-arisen lazy ways and inertia's arising, or
for lazy ways and inertia's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for un-arisen fear and anxiety's arising, or
for fear and anxiety's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, things which disquiet the heart.

These,
a big thing not being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for fear and anxiety's arising, or
for fear and anxiety's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for un-arisen doubt and wavering's arising, or
for doubt and wavering's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, things erected on the doubtful and wobbly.

These,
a big thing not being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for doubt and wavering's arising, or
for doubt and wavering's becoming more extended.

"In just such a way, beggars, as this body
is food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected.

Even so, beggars,
the five diversions
are food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected.

 


 

"In just such a way, beggars, as this body
is food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected.

Even so, beggars,
the seven dimensions of awakening
are food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected.

And what, beggars, is the food
for the un-arisen memory-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the memory-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, things erected on the memory-self-awakening-dimension.

These,
a big thing being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for the memory-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the memory-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for the un-arisen researching-things-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the researching-things-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, skillful and unskillful things,
things faulty and faultless,
things backward and advanced,
the counterparts of the murkey and the pleasant.

These,
a big thing being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for the researching-things-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the researching-things-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for the un-arisen energy-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the energy-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended?

In this there is, beggars, an element of starting;
an element of renunciation;
an element of making extra effort.

These,
a big thing being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for the energy-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the energy-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for the un-arisen entheusiasm-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the entheusiasm-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, things erected on the entheusiasm-self-awakening-dimension.

These,
a big thing being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for the entheusiasm-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the entheusiasm-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for the un-arisen impassivity-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the impassivity-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended?

There is, beggars, impassivity of body,
and there is impassivity of heart.

These,
a big thing being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for the impassivity-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the impassivity-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for the un-arisen serenity-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the serenity-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, signs that indicate calm
signs that indicate non-befuddlement.

These,
a big thing being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for the serenity-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the serenity-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended.

And what, beggars, is the food
for the un-arisen detachment-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the detachment-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended?

There are, beggars, things erected on the detachment-self-awakening-dimension.

These,
a big thing being made of mentally tracking them to their place of conception,
are the food
for the detachment-self-awakening-dimension's arising, or
for the detachment-self-awakening-dimension's becoming more extended.

"In just such a way, beggars, as this body
is food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected.

Even so, beggars,
the seven dimensions of awakening
are food-erected,
induced to erection by food,
not without-food erected."


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