Khuddakapāṭha
The Short Readings (KN 1)

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Ānandajoti Bhikkhu

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Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa
Reverence to him, the Gracious One, the Worthy One, the Perfect Sambuddha

 

1: Saraṇagamanaṁ
Going for Refuge

 

Buddhaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
I go to the Buddha for refuge

Dhammaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
I go to the Dhamma for refuge

Sanghaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
I go to the Sangha for refuge

 

Dutiyam-pi Buddhaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
For a second time I go to the Buddha for refuge

Dutiyam-pi Dhammaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
For a second time I go to the Dhamma for refuge

Dutiyam-pi Sanghaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
For a second time I go to the Sangha for refuge

 

Tatiyam-pi Buddhaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
For a third time I go to the Buddha for refuge

Tatiyam-pi Dhammaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
For a third time I go to the Dhamma for refuge

Tatiyam-pi Sanghaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi
For a third time I go to the Sangha for refuge

 

2: Dasasikkhāpadāni
The Ten Training Rules

 

i. Pāṇātipātā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from killing living creatures

ii. Adinnādānā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from taking what has not been given

iii. Abrahmacariyā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from unchastity

iv. Musāvādā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from false speech

v. Surāmerayamajjapamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from liquor, wines, or intoxicants which cause heedlessness.

vi. Vikālabhojanā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from eating at the wrong time

vii. Naccagītavāditavisūkadassanā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ
I undertake the training rule of refraining from dances, songs, music, and watching shows

viii. Mālāgandhavilepanadhāraṇamaṇḍanavibhūsanaṭṭhānā
I undertake the training rule of refraining from adorning or

veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
ornamenting (myself) by wearing garlands, scents, or ointments

ix. Uccāsayanamahāsayanā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from lofty or grand beds

x. Jātarūparajatapaṭiggahaṇā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ samādiyāmi
I undertake the training rule of refraining from accepting gold or money

 

3: Dvattiṁsākāraṁ
The Thirty Two Fold Nature

 

Atthi imasmiṁ kāye:
There are in this body:

kesā, lomā, nakhā, dantā, taco,
hairs of the head, body hairs, nails, teeth, skin,

maṁsaṁ, nahāru, aṭṭhi, aṭṭhimiñjā, vakkaṁ,
flesh, sinews, bones, bone-marrow, kidneys,

hadayaṁ, yakanaṁ, kilomakaṁ, pihakaṁ, papphāsaṁ,
heart, liver, pleura, spleen, lungs,

antaṁ, antaguṇaṁ, udariyaṁ, karīsaṁ,
intestines, mesentery, undigested food, excrement,

pittaṁ, semhaṁ, pubbo, lohitaṁ, sedo, medo,
bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat,

assu, vasā, kheḷo, singhānikā, lasikā, muttaṁ,
tears, grease, spit, mucus, synovial fluid, urine,

matthake matthalungan-ti.
and the brain in the head.

 

4: Kumārapañhaṁ
The Questions to the Boy

 

Eka nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be one?

Sabbe sattā āhāraṭṭhitikā.
All beings subsist on food.

Dve nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be two?

Nāmañ-ca rūpañ-ca.
Mind and body.

Tīṇi nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be three?

Tisso vedanā.
The three feelings.

Cattāri nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be four?

Cattāri ariyasaccāni.
The four noble truths.

Pañca nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be five?

Pañcupādānakkhandhā.
The five constituent groups (of mind and body) that provide fuel for attachment.

Cha nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be six?

Cha ajjhattikāni āyatanāni.
The six internal sense spheres.

Satta nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be seven?

Satta Bojjhangā.
The seven factors of Awakening.

Aṭṭha nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be eight?

Ariyo aṭṭhangiko maggo.
The noble path with eight factors.

Nava nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be nine?

Nava sattāvāsā.
The nine abodes of beings.

Dasa nāma kiṁ?
What is said to be ten?

Dasah' angehi samannāgato Arahā ti vuccatī ti.
When endowed with ten factors he is said to be Worthy.

 

5: Mangalasuttaṁ
The Discourse on the Blessings

 

Evaṁ me sutaṁ:
This is what I heard:

ekaṁ samayaṁ Bhagavā Sāvatthiyaṁ viharati
at one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Sāvatthi

Jetavane Anāthapiṇḍikassa ārāme.
at Anāthapiṇḍika's grounds in Jeta's Wood.

Atha kho aññatarā devatā abhikkantāya rattiyā,
Then a certain god, at the end of the night,

abhikkantavaṇṇā kevalakappaṁ Jetavanaṁ obhāsetvā,
having lit up the whole of Jeta's Wood with his surpassing beauty,

yena Bhagavā tenupasankami,
approached the Gracious One,

upasankamitvā Bhagavantaṁ abhivādetvā ekam-antaṁ aṭṭhāsi.
and after approaching and worshipping the Gracious One, he stood on one side.

Ekam-antaṁ ṭhitā kho sā devatā Bhagavantaṁ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi:
While standing on one side that god recited this verse to the Gracious One:

 

1. “Bahū devā manussā ca   mangalāni acintayuṁ
“Many are the gods and the men   who have thought about the blessings

ākankhamānā sotthānaṁ:   brūhi mangalam-uttamaṁ.”
hoping for safety:   now please say what is a supreme blessing.”

 

2. “Asevanā ca bālānaṁ,   paṇḍitānañ-ca sevanā,
“Not associating with fools,   with the wise associating,

pūjā ca pūjanīyānaṁ:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
honouring those worthy of honour:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

3. Paṭirūpadesavāso ca,   pubbe ca katapuññatā,
Living in a suitable place,   formerly having done good deeds,

attasammāpaṇidhi ca:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
having the right aspiration for oneself:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

4. Bāhusaccañ-ca sippañ-ca,   vinayo ca susikkhito,
Having great learning and craft,   being disciplined and well trained,

subhāsitā ca yā vācā:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
and whatever words are well spoken:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

5. Mātāpitu-upaṭṭhānaṁ,   puttadārassa sangaho,
Attending on one's mother and father,   looking after one's wife and sons,

anākulā ca kammantā:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
having work that is not confusing:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

6. Dānañ-ca Dhammacariyā ca,   ñātakānañ-ca sangaho,
Giving, and living by the Dhamma,   and looking after one's relatives,

anavajjāni kammāni:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
(performing) actions that are blameless:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

7. Ārati virati pāpā,   majjapānā ca saññamo,
Abstaining, refraining from bad deeds,   restraint from intoxicating drink,

appamādo ca dhammesu:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
being heedful regarding (all) things:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

8. Gāravo ca nivāto ca,   santuṭṭhī ca kataññutā,
Having respect and being humble,   being satisfied and grateful,

kālena Dhammasavaṇaṁ:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
listening to the Dhamma at the right time:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

9. Khantī ca sovacassatā,   samaṇānañ-ca dassanaṁ,
Being patient and easily spoken to,   having sight of ascetics,

kālena Dhammasākacchā:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
discussing the Dhamma at the right time:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

10. Tapo ca brahmacariyañ-ca,   ariyasaccāna' dassanaṁ,
Austerity, living spiritually,   insight into the noble truths,

Nibbānasacchikiriyā ca:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
and experiencing Emancipation:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

11. Phuṭṭhassa lokadhammehi,   cittaṁ yassa na kampati,
He whose mind does not waver, when it is touched by things of this world,

asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ:   etaṁ mangalam-uttamaṁ.
being griefless, dustless, and secure:   this is a supreme blessing.

 

12. Etādisāni katvāna,   sabbattha-m-aparājitā,
Having done as here directed,   being undefeated everywhere,

sabbattha sotthiṁ gacchanti:   taṁ tesaṁ mangalam-uttaman”-ti.
they go everywhere in safety:   for them this is a supreme blessing.”

Mangalasuttaṁ Niṭṭhitaṁ
The Discourse on the Blessings is Finished

 

6. Ratanasuttaṁ
The Discourse on the Treasures

 

1. Yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni,
Whatever beings have come together here,

Bhummāni vā yāni va antalikkhe,
whether of the earth or in the firmament,

sabbe va bhūtā sumanā bhavantu,
may the minds of all those beings be happy,

atho pi sakkacca suṇantu bhāsitaṁ.
and may they listen carefully to what is said.

 

2. Tasmā hi bhūtā nisāmetha sabbe,
Therefore, all of you beings, be attentive,

mettaṁ karotha mānusiyā pajāya,
be friendly towards this generation of men,

divā ca ratto ca haranti ye baliṁ,
they who bring offerings by day and by night,

tasmā hi ne rakkhatha appamattā.
as they are heedful please protect them.

 

3.   Yaṁ kiñci vittaṁ - idha vā huraṁ vā
Whatever riches there are - here or hereafter

saggesu vā - yaṁ ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ
or in the heavens - that excellent treasure

na no samaṁ atthi Tathāgatena -
is not equal unto the Realised One -

idam-pi Buddhe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Buddha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

4.   Khayaṁ virāgaṁ amataṁ paṇītaṁ -
(Craving's) end, dispassion, deathlessness, excellence -

yad-ajjhagā Sakyamunī samāhito -
that which the concentrated Sakyan sage attained -

na tena Dhammena sam' atthi kiñci -
there is nothing that is equal to the Dhamma -

idam-pi Dhamme ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Dhamma:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

5. YamBuddhaseṭṭho parivaṇṇayī suciṁ -
That which the great Buddha praised as being pure -

samādhimānantarikañ-ñam-āhu -
the concentration said to have immediate (result) -

samādhinā tena samo na vijjati -
no equal to that concentration is found -

idam-pi Dhamme ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Dhamma:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

6. Ye puggalā aṭṭha satam-pasatthā -
Those eight individuals praised by the good -

cattāri etāni yugāni honti -
there are these four pairs (of persons) -

te dakkhiṇeyyā Sugatassa sāvakā,
those disciples of the Fortunate One are worthy of gifts,

etesu dinnāni mahapphalāni -
those things that have been given to them have great fruit -

idam-pi Sanghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Sangha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

7. Ye suppayuttā manasā daḷhena
Those who have firm minds that are devoted to

nikkāmino Gotamasāsanamhi -
Gotama's teaching, being free from sense desire -

te pattipattā amataṁ vigayha -
having attained and entered the deathless -

laddhā mudhā nibbutiṁ bhuñjamānā -
are enjoying the stillness, obtained for free -

idam-pi Sanghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Sangha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

8. Yath' indakhīlo paṭhaviṁ sito siyā
Just as a locking post stuck fast in the earth

catubbhi vātehi asampakampiyo,
does not waver on account of the four winds,

tathūpamaṁ sappurisaṁ vadāmi,
just like this, I say, is the person who is true,

yo ariyasaccāni avecca passati -
the one who sees the noble truths completely -

idam-pi Sanghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Sangha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

9. Ye ariyasaccāni vibhāvayanti,
Those who clearly distinguish the noble truths,

gambhīrapaññena sudesitāni,
which have been well preached by the one with great wisdom,

kiñcāpi te honti bhusappamattā
no matter how great they become in heedlessness

na te bhavaṁ aṭṭhamaṁ ādiyanti -
still they do not take up an eighth existence -

idam-pi Sanghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Sangha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

10. Sahā v' assa dassanasampadāya
Together with his attainment of seeing (Emancipation)

tayassu dhammā jahitā bhavanti:
there are three things that are given up:

sakkāyadiṭṭhi vicikicchitañ-ca
embodiment view, uncertainty, and

sīlabbataṁ vā pi yad-atthi kiñci.
whatever (grasping at) virtue and practices there is.

Catūh' apāyehi ca vippamutto,
He is free from (rebirth in) the four lower worlds,

cha cābhiṭhānāni abhabbo kātuṁ -
and he is incapable of the six great crimes -

idam-pi Sanghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Sangha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

11. Kiñcāpi so kammaṁ karoti pāpakaṁ
Whatever bad actions he performs

kāyena vācā uda cetasā vā,
by way of body, speech, or mind,

abhabbo so tassa paṭicchādāya:
he is incapable of covering it up:

abhabbatā diṭṭhapadassa vuttā -
this incapacity is said of one who has seen the state (of peace) -

idam-pi Sanghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Sangha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

12. Vanappagumbe yathā phussitagge
Just like a tall woodland tree crowned with flowers

gimhānamāse paṭhamasmiṁ gimhe,
in the summer months, in the early summer,

tathūpamaṁ Dhammavaraṁ adesayī,
just like this he preached the Dhamma which is best,

Nibbānagāmiṁ paramaṁhitāya -
which goes to Emancipation, the highest benefit -

idam-pi Buddhe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Buddha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

13. Varo varaññū varado varāharo,
The best one, knowing the best, gave the best, brought the best,

anuttaro Dhammavaraṁ adesayī -
he preached the best Dhamma, which is unsurpassed -

idam-pi Buddhe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Buddha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

14. Khīṇaṁ purāṇaṁ navaṁ n' atthi sambhavaṁ,
The old is destroyed, and nothing new is produced,

virattacittā āyatike bhavasmiṁ,
their minds are unexcited by future rebirth,

te khīṇabījā aviruḷhichandā,
they have destroyed the seeds, and have no desire for growth,

nibbanti dhīrā yathā 'yam-padīpo -
the wise are still, just as this lamp (is still) -

idam-pi Sanghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:
this excellent treasure is in the Sangha:

etena saccena suvatthi hotu!
by virtue of this truth may there be safety!

 

(Spoken by Sakka, lord of the gods:)

 

15. Yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni,
Whatever beings have come together here,

bhummāni vā yāni va antalikkhe,
whether of the earth or in the firmament,

tathāgataṁ devamanussapūjitaṁ
we (all) revere the realised Buddha who is

Buddhaṁ namassāma suvatthi hotu!
honoured by gods and men - may there be safety!

 

16. Yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni,
Whatever beings have come together here,

bhummāni vā yāni va antalikkhe,
whether of the earth or in the firmament,

tathāgataṁ devamanussapūjitaṁ
we (all) revere the realised Dhamma which is

Dhammaṁ namassāma suvatthi hotu!
honoured by gods and men - may there be safety!

 

17. Yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni,
Whatever beings have come together here,

bhummāni vā yāni va antalikkhe,
whether of the earth or in the firmament,

tathāgataṁ devamanussapūjitaṁ
we (all) revere the realised Sangha which is

Sanghaṁ namassāma suvatthi hotu!
honoured by gods and men - may there be safety!

Ratanasuttaṁ Niṭṭhitaṁ
The Discourse on the Treasures is Finished

 

7. Tirokuḍḍasuttaṁ
The Beyond the Walls Discourse

 

1. Tirokuḍḍesu tiṭṭhanti,   sandhisiṅghāṭakesu ca,
They stand beyond the walls,   and at the junctions and crossroads,

dvārabāhāsu tiṭṭhanti,   āgantvāna sakaṁ gharaṁ.
they stand at the door-posts,   having come to their (former) homes.

2. Pahūte annapānamhi,   khajjabhojje upaṭṭhite,
But when abundant food and drink,   both staple and non-staple, is prepared,

na tesaṁ koci sarati   sattānaṁ kammapaccayā.
no one remembers these   beings, because of their (past unwholesome) deeds,

3. Evaṁ dadanti ñātīnaṁ   ye honti anukampakā,
Thus those who are compassionate give to their (departed) relatives,

suciṁ paṇītaṁ kālena,   kappiyaṁ pānabhojanaṁ.
at the right time, pure, excellent,   suitable drink and food.

4. “Idaṁ vo ñātinaṁ hotu,   sukhitā hontu ñātayo!”
(thinking): “May this go to our relatives,   may our relatives be happy!”

Te ca tattha samāgantvā,   ñātipetā samāgatā
Those who have gathered,   the departed relatives who have assembled

5. pahute annapānamhi,   sakkaccaṁ anumodare:
around the food and drink,   respectfully offer their thanks:

“Ciraṁ jīvantu no ñātī!   Yesaṁ hetu labhāmase,
(saying): “ May our relatives live long!   Those to whom we owe this gain,

6. amhākañ-ca katā pūjā,   dāyakā ca anipphalā!”
for we have been honoured,   those who give are not without reward!”

Na hi tattha kasī atthi,   gorakkh' ettha na vijjati,
For in that place there is no ploughing,   and cattle-rearing is not found there,

7. vaṇijjā tādisī n' atthi,   hiraññena kayakkayaṁ.
similarly there is no trading,   or buying and selling of gold.

Ito dinnena yāpenti,   petā kālakatā tahiṁ.
The departed in that place who have died, (have to) subsist on gifts.

8. Unname udakaṁ vaṭṭaṁ,   yathā ninnaṁ pavattati,
Just as water that rains on the highlands, flows down to the lowlands,

evam-eva ito dinnaṁ,   petānaṁ upakappati.
so too what has been given here   is of benefit to the departed.

9. Yathā vārivahā pūrā   paripūrenti sāgaraṁ,
Just as rivers that are full   (flow and) fill up the ocean,

evam-eva ito dinnaṁ,   petānaṁ upakappati.
so too what has been given here   is of benefit to the departed.

10. “Adāsi me, akāsi me,   ñātimittā sakhā ca me,”
(Thinking): “He gave to me, he worked for me,   he was my relative, my friend, my companion,”

petānaṁ dakkhiṇaṁ dajjā,   pubbe katam-anussaraṁ.
he should give gifts for the departed,   remembering what they have done before.

11. Na hi ruṇṇaṁ va, soko vā,   yā c' aññā paridevanā,
For no tears, or grief,   or any other lamentations,

na taṁ petānam-atthāya,   evaṁ tiṭṭhanti ñātayo.
are of any use to the departed,   as long as their relatives continue (grieving) in this way.

12. Ayaṁ kho dakkhiṇā dinnā,   Sanghamhi suppatiṭṭhitā,
But that gift that has been given,   and well placed in the Sangha,

dīgharattaṁ hitāya 'ssa,   ṭhānaso upakappati.
is of benefit to them for a long time,   immediately it is of benefit.

13. So ñātidhammo ca ayaṁ nidassito -
This then is the definition of a relative's duties -

petāna' pūjā ca katā uḷārā,
(and by this) great honour has been done to the departed,

balañ-ca bhikkhūnam-anuppadinnaṁ,
strength has also been given to the monks,

tumhehi puññaṁ pasutaṁ anappakaṁ!
and no little merit has been produced by you!

Tirokuḍḍasuttaṁ Niṭṭhitaṁ
The Beyond the Walls Discourse is Finished

 

8. Nidhikaṇḍasuttaṁ
The Discourse on the Amount of Savings

 

1. Nidhiṁ nidheti puriso   gambhīre odakantike:
A man stores his savings   in a deep pit close to water (thinking):

“Atthe kicce samuppanne   atthāya me bhavissati,
“When a duty or need has arisen   it will be there to help me,

2. rājato vā duruttassa,   corato pīḷitassa vā,
to free me from a king if slandered, or from molestation

iṇassa vā pamokkhāya,   dubbhikkhe āpadāsu vā”.
from a thief, or from a debt, or famine, or accident.”

Etad-atthāya lokasmiṁ   nidhi nāma nidhīyati.
For this kind of help, savings are stored up in the world.

3. Tāva sunihito santo   gambhīre odakantike,
Although it is well stored   in a deep pit, close to water,

na sabbo sabbadā eva   tassa taṁ upakappati,
still, it cannot help him in all things on every occasion,

4. nidhi vā ṭhānā cavati,   saññā vā 'ssa vimuyhati,
for perhaps those savings are removed from that place,   or he forgets the signs (telling where they lie),

nāgā vā apanāmenti,   yakkhā vā pi haranti naṁ,
or nāgas take them away,   or yakkhas carry them off,

5. appiyā vā pi dāyādā   uddharanti apassato,
or the heirs he dislikes   extract them unseen,

yadā puññakkhayo hoti   sabbam-etaṁ vinassati.
and when his merit comes to an end   all of it will be destroyed.

6. Yassa dānena sīlena,   saṁyamena damena ca,
But that woman or man who through giving, virtue,

nidhī sunihito hoti,   itthiyā purisassa vā,
restraint, and self-control has well stored up his savings,

7. cetiyamhi va Sanghe vā,   puggale atithīsu vā,
(placing them) in a shrine, or in the Sangha,   or in an individual, or a guest,

mātari pitari vā pi,   atho jeṭṭhamhi bhātari,
or in his mother or father,   also in an elder brother,

8. eso nidhi sunihito,   ajeyyo anugāmiko.
those savings are well stored up,   they follow one, they do not decay.

Pahāya gamanīyesu,   etaṁ ādāya gacchati.
(Riches) he gives up when he has to leave (this life)   but this goes along (with him).

9. Asādhāraṇa-m-aññesaṁ,   acorāharaṇo nidhi,
It is not shared with others,   no thief carries those savings away,

kayirātha dhīro puññāni,   yo nidhi anugāmiko.
the wise man should make merit,   (for) those savings follow one along.

10. Esa devamanussānaṁ   sabbakāmadado nidhi,
These savings satisfy every desire of gods and men,

yaṁ yad-evābhipatthenti   sabbam-etena labbhati.
whatever they wish for,   through this (merit) they receive all.

11. Suvaṇṇatā, sussaratā,   susaṇṭhānasurūpatā,
A good appearance, a good voice,   a good shape, a good form,

ādhipaccaparivāro,   sabbam-etena labbhati.
sovereignty, and a retinue,   through this (merit) they receive all.

12. Padesarajjaṁ, issariyaṁ,   cakkavattisukham-pi yaṁ,
A local kingship, an empire,   and whatever happiness a Wheel-Rolling (King) has,

devarajjam-pi dibbesu,   sabbam-etena labbhati.
also godly kingship in the heavens,   through this (merit) they receive all.

13. Mānusikā ca sampatti,   devaloke ca yā rati,
Human good fortune,   delight in the world of the gods,

yā ca Nibbānasampatti,   sabbam-etena labbhati.
even the attainment of Emancipation,   through this (merit) they receive all.

14. Mittasampadam-āgamma,   yoniso ca payuñjato,
With the attainment of (good) friends,   devotion to systematic (thought),

vijjā vimutti vasībhāvo   sabbam-etena labbhati.
there is the power of understanding and freedom,   through this (merit) they receive all.

15. Paṭisambhidā, vimokkhā ca,   yā ca sāvakapāramī,
The discriminations, and the liberations,   and whatever perfections the disciples have,

Paccekabodhi, Buddhabhūmi,   sabbam-etena labbhati.
Independent Awakening, the Buddhas' ground,   through this (merit) they receive all.

16. Evaṁ mahatthikā esā,   yadidaṁ puññasampadā,
So this is of great benefit,   that is to say, the attainment of merit,

tasmā dhīrā pasaṁsanti   paṇḍitā katapuññataṁ.
therefore the wise and intelligent (always) praise the making of merit.

Nidhikaṇḍasuttaṁ Niṭṭhitaṁ
The Discourse on the Amount of Savings is Finished

 

9: Mettasuttaṁ
The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation

 

1. Karaṇīyam-atthakusalena,   yan-taṁ santaṁ padaṁ abhisamecca:
What should be done by one skilful in good, who has comprehended the state of peace:

sakko ujū ca sūjū ca,   suvaco c' assa mudu anatimānī,
he ought to be able, straight, and upright, easy to speak to, meek, without conceit,

2. santussako ca subharo ca,   appakicco ca sallahukavutti,
satisfied (with little), easy to support, free from duties, and light in living,

santindriyo ca nipako ca,   appagabbho kulesu ananugiddho,
with faculties at peace, prudent, not forward, and greedless among the families,

3. na ca khuddaṁ samācare kiñci   yena viññū pare upavadeyyuṁ.
he should not do the slightest thing whereby others who are wise might find fault (with him).

“Sukhino vā khemino hontu,   sabbe sattā bhavantu sukhitattā!
“(May all beings) be happy and secure, may all beings in their hearts be happy!

4. Ye keci pāṇabhūt' atthi -   tasā vā thāvarā vā anavasesā,
Whatsoever breathing beings there are - trembling, firm, or any other (beings),

dīghā vā ye mahantā vā,   majjhimā rassakā aṇukathūlā,
whether they be long or great, of middle size, short, tiny, or of compact (body),

5. diṭṭhā vā ye va addiṭṭhā,   ye ca dūre vasanti avidūre,
those who are seen, and those who are unseen, those who live far away, those who are near,

bhūtā vā sambhavesī vā -   sabbe sattā bhavantu sukhitattā!”
those who are born, and those who still seek birth - may all beings in their hearts be happy!”

6. Na paro paraṁ nikubbetha,   nātimaññetha katthaci naṁ kañci,
No one should cheat another, nor should he despise anyone wherever they be,

byārosanā paṭighasaññā   nāññam-aññassa dukkham-iccheyya.
he should not long for suffering for another because of anger or resentment.

7. Mātā yathā niyaṁ puttaṁ   āyusā ekaputtam-anurakkhe,
In the same way as a mother would protect her son, her only son, with her life,

evam-pi sabbabhūtesu   mānasaṁ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṁ,
so toward all beings he should develop the measureless thought (of friendliness).

8. Mettañ-ca sabbalokasmiṁ   mānasaṁ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṁ,
Towards the whole wide world he should develop the measureless thought of friendliness,

uddhaṁ adho ca tiriyañ-ca,   asambādhaṁ averaṁ asapattaṁ.
above, below, and across (the middle), without barriers, hate, or enemy.

9. Tiṭṭhaṁ caraṁ nisinno vā,   sayāno vā yāvat' assa vigatamiddho,
Standing, walking, sitting, lying, for as long as he is without torpor,

etaṁ satiṁ adiṭṭheyya,   brahmam-etaṁ vihāraṁ idha-m-āhu.
he should be resolved on this mindfulness, for this, they say here, is the (true) spiritual life.

10. Diṭṭhiñ-ca anupagamma,   sīlavā dassanena sampanno,
Without going back to (wrong) views, virtuous, and endowed with (true) insight,

kāmesu vineyya gedhaṁ,   na hi jātu gabbhaseyyaṁ puna-r-etī ti.
having removed (all) greed for sense pleasures, he will never come to lie in a womb again.

 

Mettasuttaṁ Niṭṭhitaṁ
The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation is Finished

Khuddakapāṭhapāli Niṭṭhitaṁ
The Text of the Short Readings is Finished