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A'nguttara Nikaaya
4. Catukka Nipaata
IV. Cakka Vagga

Sutta 35

Vassakaara Sutta.m

Adapted from the 1995 edition of the digital version of the Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series and proofed against, and mostly resolved to the Pali Text Society Anguttara-Nikaya edited by Rev. Richard Morris, M.A., LL.D.

 


[35]

[1][pts][than][bodh] Eka.m samaya.m Bhagavaa Raajagahe viharati Ve.luvane Kalandakanivaape.|| ||

Atha kho Vassakaaro braahma.no Magadha-mahaa-matto yena Bhagavaa ten'upasa'nkami.|| ||

Upasa'nkamitvaa Bhagavataa saddhi.m sammodi.|| ||

Sammodaniiya.m katha.m saaraa.niiya.m viitisaaretvaa eka-m-anta.m nisiidi.|| ||

Eka-m-anta.m nisinno kho Vassakaaro braahma.no Bhagavanta.m etad avoca:|| ||

"Catuhi kho maya.m bho Gotama dhammehi samannaagata.m mahaapa~n~na.m mahaapurisa.m pa~n~napema.|| ||

Katamehi catuhi?|| ||

2. Idha bho Gotama bahussuto hoti,||
tassa tass'eva sutajaatassa.|| ||

Tassa tass'eva kho pana bhaasitassa attha.m jaanaati:|| ||

'Aya.m imassa bhaasitassa attho,||
aya.m imassa bhaasitassa attho' ti.|| ||

Satimaa kho pana hoti cirakatam pi cirabhaasitam pi saritaa anussaritaa.|| ||

Yaani kho pana taani gaha.t.thakaani ki'nkara.niiyaani,||
tattha dakkho hoti analaso,||
tatr'upaayaviima.msaaya samannaagato ala.m kaatu.m ala.m sa.mvidhaatu.m.|| ||

Imehi kho maya.m bho Gotama catuhi dhammehi samannaagata.m mahaapa~n~na.m mahaapurisa.m pa~n~napema.|| ||

Sace me pana bho Gotama anumoditabba.m,||
anumodatu me bhava.m Gotamo.|| ||

Sace pana me bhava.m Gotama pa.tikkositabba.m,||
pa.tikkosatu me bhava.m Gotamo' ti.|| ||

3. "N'eva kho tyaaha.m braahma.na anumodaami,||
na pana pa.tik- [36] kosaami.|| ||

Catuuhi kho aha.m braahma.na dhammehi samannaagata.m mahaapa~n~na.m mahaapurisa.m pa~n~napemi.|| ||

Katamehi catuuhi?|| ||

Idha braahma.na bahujanahitaaya pa.tipanno hoti bahujanasukhaaya bahu'ssa janataa ariye ~naaye pati.t.thaapitaa,||
yadiida.m kalyaa.na-dhammataa kusala-dhammataa.|| ||

So ya.m vitakka.m aaka'nkhati vitakketu.m,||
ta.m vitakka.m vitakketi.|| ||

Ya.m vitakka.m naaka'nkhati vitakketu.m,||
na ta.m vitakka.m vitakketi.|| ||

Ya.m sa'nkappa.m aaka'nkhati sa'nkappetu.m,||
ta.m sa'nkappa.m sa'nkappeti.|| ||

Ya.m sa'nkappa.m naaka'nkhati sa'nkappetu.m,||
na ta.m sa'nkappa.m sa'nkappeti.|| ||

Iti cetovasippatto hoti vitakkapathesu.|| ||

Catunna.m jhaanaana.m aabhicetasikaana.m di.t.tha-dhamma-sukha-vihaaraana.m nikaamalaabhii hoti akicchalaabhii akasiralaabhii||
aasavaana.m khayaa anaasava.m ceto-vimutti.m pa~n~naa-vimutti.m di.t.the va dhamme saya.m abhi~n~naa sacchikatvaa upasampajja viharati.|| ||

N'eva kho tyaaha.m braahma.na anumodaami||
na pana pa.tikkosaami.|| ||

Imehi kho aha.m braahma.na catuuhi dhammehi samannaagata.m mahaapa~n~na.m mahaapurisa.m pa~n~napemii" ti.|| ||

4. "Acchariya.m bho Gotama.|| ||

Abbhuta.m bho Gotama.|| ||

Yaava subhaasita.m c'ida.m bhotaa Gotamena.|| ||

Imehi ca maya.m catuhi dhammehi samannaagata.m bhavanta.m Gotama.m dhaarema.|| ||

Bhava.m hi Gotamo bahujanahitaaya pa.tipanno bahujanasukhaaya,||
bahu te janataa ariye ~naaye pati.t.thaapitaa yad ida.m kalyaa.nadhammataa kusaladhammataa.|| ||

Bhava.m hi Gotamo ya.m vitakka.m aaka'nkhati vitakketu.m,||
ta.m vitakka.m vitakketi.|| ||

Ya.m vitakka.m naaka'nkhati vitakketu.m,||
na ta.m vitakka.m vitakketi.|| ||

Ya.m sa'nkappa.m aaka'nkhati sa'nkappetu.m,||
ta.m sa'nkappa.m sa'nkappeti.|| ||

Ya.m sa'nkappa.m naaka'nkhati sa'nkappetu.m,||
na ta.m sa'nkappa.m sa'nkappeti.|| ||

Bhava.m hi Gotamo cetovasippatto vitakkapathesu.|| ||

Bhava.m hi Gotamo catunna.m jhaanaana.m aabhicetasikaana.m di.t.tha-dhamma-sukha-vihaaraana.m||
nikaamalaabhii akicchalaabhii akasiralaabhii.|| ||

Bhava.m hi Gotamo aasavaana.m khayaa anaasava.m ceto-vimutti.m pa~n~naa-vimutti.m||
Di.t.th'eva dhamme saya.m abhi~n~naa sacchikatvaa upasampajja viharatii" ti.|| ||

[37] 5. Addhaa kho te braahma.na aasajja upaniiyavaacaa bhaasitaa||
api ca tyaaha.m vyaakarissaami:|| ||

Aha.m hi braahma.na bahujanahitaaya pa.tipanno bahujanasukhaaya,||
bahu me janataa ariye ~naaye pati.t.thaapitaa yad ida.m kalyaa.nadhammataa kusaladhammataa.|| ||

Aha.m hi braahma.na ya.m vitakka.m aaka'nkhaami vitakketu.m,||
ta.m vitakka.m vitakkemi.|| ||

Ya.m vitakka.m naaka'nkhaami vitakketu.m,||
na ta.m vitakka.m vitakkemi.|| ||

Ya.m sa'nkappa.m aaka'nkhaami sa'nkappetu.m,||
ta.m sa'nkappa.m sa'nkappemi.|| ||

Ya.m sa'nkappa.m naaka'nkhaami sa'nkappetu.m,||
na ta.m sa'nkappa.m sa'nkappemi.|| ||

Aha.m hi braahma.na cetovasippatto vitakkapathesu.|| ||

Aha.m hi braahma.na catunna.m jhaanaana.m aabhicetasikaana.m di.t.tha-dhamma-sukha-vihaaraana.m nikaamalaabhii akicchalaabhii akasiralaabhii.|| ||

Aha.m hi braahma.na aasavaana.m khayaa anaasava.m ceto-vimutti.m pa~n~naa-vimutti.m di.t.the va dhamme saya.m abhi~n~naa sacchikatvaa upasampajja viharaamii" ti.|| ||

 

Yo vedi sabbasattaana.m maccupaasaa pamocana.m,||
Hita.m deva-manussaana.m ~naaya.m dhamma.m pakaasayii,||
Ya.m ve disvaa ca sutvaa ca pasiidati bahujjano.|| ||

Maggaamaggassa kusalo katakicco anaasavo,||
Buddho antimasaariiro mahaapa~n~no mahaapuriso ti vuccatii ti.|| ||

 


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