Ja 10 Sukhavihārijātaka
The Story about the One who lives Happily

In the present a monk, who was previously a king, expresses his satisfaction with his way of life. This is taken as boasting by the monks, and he is taken to the Buddha, who explains that in a previous life also he had expressed his happiness with the ascetic life, and tells his story.

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1. Yañ-ca aññe na rakkhanti, yo ca aññe na rakkhati,
He who others do not guard, also he who does not guard others,

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Sa ve rāja sukhaṁ seti, kāmesu anapekkhavā ti.
Lives easily, king, not having desire for sensual pleasures.

Tattha, {1.141} yañ-ca aññe na rakkhantī ti
In this connection, he who others do not guard means

yaṁ puggalaṁ aññe bahū puggalā na rakkhanti.
that person who is not guarded by a lot of other people.

Yo ca aññe na rakkhatī ti,
He who does not guard others,

yo ca: “Ekako ahaṁ rajjaṁ kāremī” ti,
he who, thinking: “I alone rule over myself,”

aññe bahū jane na rakkhati.
does not guard the many other folk.

Sa ve rāja sukhaṁ setī ti,
Lives easily, king,

mahārāja so {1.142} puggalo eko adutiyo pavivitto,
great king, that person who is alone, without a second, secluded,

kāyikacetasikasukhasamaṅgī hutvā sukhaṁ seti.
being endowed with physical happiness and mental happiness, lives easily.

Idañ-ca desanāsīsam-eva.
This is an abbreviated teaching.

Na kevalaṁ pana seti yeva evarūpo pana puggalo sukhaṁ –
But such a person does not merely live easily –

gacchati tiṭṭhati nisīdati sayatī ti –
he goes, stands, sits and lays down –

sabbiriyāpathesu sukhappatto va hoti.
in all postures he attains ease.

Kāmesu anapekkhavā ti,
Not having desire for sensual pleasures,

vatthukāmakilesakāmesu apekkhārahito,
being bereft from looking for the objects of sensuality and the defilements of sensuality,

vigatacchandarāgo nittaṇho,
he is without the will for lust, without craving,

evarūpo puggalo sabbiriyāpathesu sukhaṁ viharati, mahārājā ti.
such a person in all postures lives easily, great king.