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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
46. Bojjhanga Saŋyutta
I. Pabbata-Vaggo

Sayings Related to
The Dimensions of Awakening

Sutta 5

Bhikkhu Suttaṃ

The Beggar

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

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

Once upon a time Bhagava, Savatthi-town revisiting.

There then another beggar approached The Lucky Man.

Having approached, he drew near.

Having drawn near,
he exchanged greetings,
and took a seat to one side.

Seated to one side then, that beggar said to the Lucky Man:

"'Bojjhaŋgā bojjhaŋgā' ti bhante, vuccanti.|| ||

["'Dimension of Awakening. Dimension of Awakening,' is the expression, bhante.]

Kittāvatā nu kho bhante, 'bojjhaŋgā' ti vuccantī ti?"|| ||

[What then, bhante, is the scope of the expression 'Dimension of Awakening'?]

"'Bodhāya saŋvattantī' ti kho bhikkhu||
tasmā 'bojjhaŋgā' ti vuccanti.|| ||

["Think then: 'A component of Awakening' beggar,
such is the expression: 'Dimension of Awakening.']

Idha bhikkhu, Bhikkhu||
sati-sambojjhaŋgaṃ bhāveti,||
viveka-nissitaṃ,||
virāga-nissitaṃ,||
nirodha-nissitaṃ,||
vossagga-pariṇāmiṃ.|| ||

[Here, beggar, a beggar
brings to life the memory-dimension of awakening
seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up.]

Dhamma-vicaya-sambojjhaŋgaṃ bhāveti,||
viveka-nissitaṃ,||
virāga-nissitaṃ,||
nirodha-nissitaṃ,||
vossagga-pariṇāmiṃ.|| ||

[He brings to life the investigation-of-things-dimension of awakening
seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up.]

Viriya-sambojjhaŋgaṃ bhāveti,||
viveka-nissitaṃ,||
virāga-nissitaṃ,||
nirodha-nissitaṃ,||
vossagga-pariṇāmiṃ.|| ||

[He brings to life the energy-dimension of awakening
seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up.]

Pīti-sambojjhaŋgaṃ bhāveti,||
viveka-nissitaṃ,||
virāga-nissitaṃ,||
nirodha-nissitaṃ,||
vossagga-pariṇāmiṃ.|| ||

[He brings to life the entheusiasm-dimension of awakening
seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up.]

Passaddhi-sambojjhaŋgaṃ bhāveti,||
viveka-nissitaṃ,||
virāga-nissitaṃ,||
nirodha-nissitaṃ,||
vossagga-pariṇāmiṃ.|| ||

[He brings to life the impassivity-dimension of awakening
seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up.]

Samādhi-sambojjhaŋgaṃ bhāveti,||
viveka-nissitaṃ,||
virāga-nissitaṃ,||
nirodha-nissitaṃ,||
vossagga-pariṇāmiṃ.|| ||

[He brings to life the serenity-dimension of awakening
seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up.]

Upekkhā-sambojjhaŋgaṃ bhāveti,||
viveka-nissitaṃ,||
virāga-nissitaṃ,||
nirodha-nissitaṃ,||
vossagga-pariṇāmiṃ.|| ||

[He brings to life the detachment-dimension of awakening
seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up.]

Tassime satta-bojjhaŋge bhāvayato||
kām'āsavā pi cittaṃ vimuccati,||
bhav'āsavā pi cittaṃ vimuccati||
avijj'āsavā pi cittaṃ vimuccati.|| ||

[Thus having brought to life these seven dimensions of awakening
the heart is freed from the corrupting influence of sense-desire
the heart is freed from the corrupting influence of existence,
the heart is freed from the corrupting influence of blindness.]

Vimuttasmiṃ 'Vimuttami,' ti||
ñāṇaṃ hoti||
'khīṇā jāti||
vusitaṃ brahmacariyaṃ||
kataṃ karaṇīyaṃ||
nāparaṃ itthattāyā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

[In freedom, having the knowledge: 'I am free,'
he understands:

'Left behind is birth,
re-inhabited is the Brahma mode,
duty's doing's done
there is no it'n-n-at'n to follow.']

'Bodhāya saŋvattantī' ti kho bhikkhu,||
tasmā 'bojjhaŋgā' ti vuccantī" ti.|| ||

["Think then: 'A component of Awakening' beggar,
such is the expression: 'Dimension of Awakening.']


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