2022.03.05 Saturday

3. KHAGGA VISÂNASUTTA. Continued

Family life and intercourse with others should be avoided, for society has all vices in its train; therefore one should leave the corrupted state of society and lead a solitary life.

7. There is sport and amusement in the midst of company, and for children there is great affection; (although) disliking separation from his dear friends, let one wander alone like a rhinoceros. (40)

   8. He who is at home in (all) the four regions and is not hostile (to any one), being content with this or that, overcoming (all) dangers fearlessly, let him wander alone like a rhinoceros. (41)

   9. Discontented are some pabbagitas (ascetics), also some gahatthas (householders) dwelling in houses; let one, caring little about other people’s children, wander alone like a rhinoceros. (42)

   10. Removing the marks of a gihin (a householder) like a Kovilâra tree whose leaves are fallen, let one, after cutting off heroically the ties of a gihin, wander alone like a rhinoceros. (43)

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2022.02.19 Saturday

3. KHAGGA VISÂNASUTTA. Continued

Family life and intercourse with others should be avoided, for society has all vices in its train; therefore one should leave the corrupted state of society and lead a solitary life.

   4. Just as a large bamboo tree (with its branches) entangled (in each other, such is) the care one has with children and wife; (but) like the shoot of a bamboo not clinging (to anything) let one wander alone like a rhinoceros[2]. (37)

   5. As a beast unbound in the forest goes feeding at pleasure, so let the wise man, considering (only his) own will, wander alone like a rhinoceros. (38)

   6. There is (a constant) calling in the midst of company, both when sitting, standing, walking, and going away; (but) let one, looking (only) for freedom from desire and for following his own will, wander alone like a rhinoceros. (39)

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2022.02.14 Monday

3. KHAGGA VISÂNASUTTA.

Family life and intercourse with others should be avoided, for society has all vices in its train; therefore one should leave the corrupted state of society and lead a solitary life.

   1. Having laid aside the rod against all beings, and not hurting any of them, let no one wish for a son, much less for a companion, let him wander alone like a rhinoceros[1]. (34)

   2. In him who has intercourse (with others) affections arise, (and then) the pain which follows affection; considering the misery that originates in affection let one wander alone like a rhinoceros. (35)

   3. He who has compassion on his friends and confidential (companions) loses (his own) advantage, having a fettered mind; seeing this danger in friendship let one wander alone like a rhinoceros. (36)

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2022.02.13 Sunday

2. DHANIYASUTTA. (continued)

A dialogue between the rich herdsman Dhaniya and Buddha, the one rejoicing in his worldly security and the other in his religious belief.

  Then at once a shower poured down, filling both sea and land. Hearing the sky raining, Dhaniya spoke thus:

   13. ‘No small gain indeed (has accrued) to us since we have seen Bhagavat; we take refuge in thee, O (thou who art) endowed with the eye (of wisdom); be thou our master, O great Muni!’ (30)

   14. ‘Both my wife and myself are obedient; (if) we lead a holy life before Sugata, we shall conquer birth and death, and put an end to pain.’ (31)

   15. ‘He who has sons has delight in sons,’–so said the wicked Mâra,–‘he who has cows has delight likewise in cows; for upadhi (substance) is the delight of man, but he who has no upadhi has no delight.’ (32)

   16. ‘He who has sons has care with (his) sons,’–so said Bhagavat,–‘he who has cows has likewise care with (his) cows; for upadhi (is the cause of) people’s cares, but he who has no upadhi* has no care.’ (33)

Dhaniyasutta is ended.

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*upadhi ‘substratum of existence’. In the Com. there are enumerated 4 kinds:

  • the 5 groups (khandha)
  • sensuous desire (kāma)
  • mental defilements (kilesa)
  • karma

https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/upadhi

2022.01.02 Sunday

2. DHANIYASUTTA. (continued)

A dialogue between the rich herdsman Dhaniya and Buddha, the one rejoicing in his worldly security and the other in his religious belief.

   9. ‘I have cows, I have calves,’– so said the herdsman Dhaniya;–‘I have cows in calf and heifers, and I have also a bull as lord over the cows: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (26)

   10. ‘I have no cows, I have no calves,’–so said Bhagavat,–‘I have no cows in calf and no heifers, and I have no bull as a lord over the cows: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky! (27)

   11. ‘The stakes are driven in, and cannot be shaken,’–so said the herdsman Dhaniya,–‘the ropes are made of muñga grass, new and well-made, the cows will not be able to break them: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (28)

   12. ‘Having, like a bull, rent the bonds; having, like an elephant, broken through the galukkhi creeper, I shall not again enter into a womb: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (29)

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2022.01.01 Saturday

2. DHANIYASUTTA. (continued)

A dialogue between the rich herdsman Dhaniya and Buddha, the one rejoicing in his worldly security and the other in his religious belief.

   5. ‘My wife is obedient, not wanton,’–so said the herdsman Dhaniya,–‘for a long time she has been living together (with me), she is winning, and I hear nothing wicked of her: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (22)

   6. ‘My mind is obedient, delivered (from all worldliness),’–so said Bhagavat,–‘it has for a long time been highly cultivated and well-subdued, there is no longer anything wicked in me: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (23)

   7. ‘I support myself by my own earnings,’–so said the herdsman Dhaniya,–‘and my children are (all) about me, healthy; I hear nothing wicked of them: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (24)

   8. ‘I am no one’s servant,’–so said Bhagavat,–‘with what I have gained I wander about in all the world, there is no need (for me) to serve: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (25)

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2021.12.16 Thursday

2. DHANIYASUTTA.

A dialogue between the rich herdsman Dhaniya and Buddha, the one rejoicing in his worldly security and the other in his religious belief.

   1. ‘I have boiled (my) rice, I have milked (my cows),’–so said the herdsman Dhaniya,–‘I am living together with my fellows near the banks of the Mahî (river), (my) house is covered, the fire is kindled: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (18)

   2. ‘I am free from anger, free from stubbornness,’–so said Bhagavat,–‘I am abiding for one night near the banks of the Mahî (river), my house is uncovered, the fire (of passions) is extinguished: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (19)

   3. ‘Gad-flies are not to be found (with me),’–so said the herdsman Dhaniya,–‘in meadows abounding with grass the cows are roaming, and they can endure rain when it comes: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (20)

   4. ‘(By me) is made a well-constructed raft,’–so said Bhagavat,–‘I have passed over (to Nibbâna), I have reached the further bank, having overcome the torrent (of passions); there is no (further) use for a raft: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (21)

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2021.11.18 Thursday

14. He to whom there are no affections whatsoever, whose sins are extirpated from the root, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (14)

   15. He to whom there are no (sins) whatsoever originating in fear, which are the causes of coming back to this shore, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (15)

   16. He to whom there are no (sins) whatsoever originating in desire, which are the causes of binding (men) to existence, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (16)

   17. He who, having left the five obstacles, is free from suffering, has overcome doubt, and is without pain, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore. as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (17)

Uragasutta is ended.

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2021.10.20 Wednesday

   10. He who did not go too fast forward, nor was left behind, being free from covetousness, (seeing) that all this is false, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (10) 

  11. He who did not go too fast forward, nor was left behind, being free from passion, (seeing) that all this is false, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (11)

   12. He who did not go too fast forward, nor was left behind, being free from hatred, (seeing) that all this is false, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (12)

   13. He who did not go too fast forward, nor was left behind, being free from folly, (seeing) that all this is false, that Bhikkhu leaves his and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (13)

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2021.09.18 Saturday

   7. He whose doubts are scattered, cut off entirely inwardly, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (7)

   8. He who did not go too fast forward, nor was left behind, who overcame all this (world of) delusion, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (8)

   9. He who did not go too fast forward, nor was left behind, having seen that all this in the world is false, that Bhikkhu leaves this and the further shore, as a snake (quits its) old worn out skin. (9)

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