Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dhammapada 87-89 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

6 - Panditavagga, The Wise
11 - Pancasata Agantukabhikkhu Vatthu

Kanham dhammam vippahaya, sukkam bhavetha pandito;
oka anokamagamma, viveke yattha duramam.
Tatrabhiratimiccheyya, hitva kame akincano;
pariyodapeyya attanam, cittaklesehi pandito.
Yesam sambodhiyangesu, samma cittam subhavitam;
adanapatinissagge, anupadaya ye rata;
khinasava jutimanto, te loke parinibbuta.
87 & 88: The man of wisdom, leaving the home of craving and having Nibbana as his goal, should give up dark, evil ways and cultivate pure, good ones. He should seek great delight in solitude, detachment and Nibbana, which an ordinary man finds so difficult to enjoy. He should also give up sensual pleasures, and clinging to nothing, should cleanse himself of all impurities of the mind.
89: Those, with mind well-developed in the seven Factors of Enlightenment (bojjhanga), having rid themselves of all craving, rejoice in their abandonment of attachment. Such men, with all moral intoxicants eradicated, and powerful (with the light of Arahatta Magganana), have realized Nibbana in this world (i.e., with Khandha aggregates remaining).
Reference: Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.

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