Sutta Pitaka
Samyutta Nikāya
Division I –– Sagātha
Book 1 –– Devatā Saṃyutta
Chapter 3 –– Satti

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa.

 

1. 3. 1.

(21) Sattiya –– With a Sword

I heard thus. Once the Blessed One lived in Sāvatthi, in Jeta’s grove in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika. When the night was waning, a certain deity illuminating the whole of Jeta’s grove approached the Blessed One worshipped, stood on a side and said:

“As though tormented, touching the top, with a sword
The bhikkhu does the recluseship mindfully to dispel sensual greed.”

As though tormented, touching the top with a sword
The bhikkhu does the recluseship mindfully to dispel the deluded view of a self.”

 

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(22) Phusati –– Hurting

“Hurting those who do not hurt, the one who hurts, is hurt,
Therefore, by hurting those who should not be hurt, the hurter is hurt.

If someone hurts a pure man without blemish,
That foolish man feels his own demerit, like fine sand thrown against the wind.”

 

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(23) Jaṭā –– A Tangle

“The internal and the external are tangled. The populace is entangled.
I ask Gotama, who would disentangle this entangle?”

“A wise man established in virtues, develops his mind and wisdom
And that zealous and clever bhikkhu, disentangles, the tangle.
In whomever greed, hate and delusion are dispelled,
That worthy one, whose desires are destroyed, has disentangled it.
“When name and matter is pulled out without anything remaining,
And also anger and material perceptions, then too it is disentangled.”

 

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(24) Mano-nivāranā –– Restraint of The Mind

“If someone restrains his mind when the need arises,
By that, unpleasantness does not come to him.
If his mind is always restrained,
He is released from all unpleasantness.”

“If the mind is not restrained always,
It has not reached the highest good.
Whenever demerit rises,
Then and there restrain the mind.”

 

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(25) Araham –– The Worthy

“A bhikkhu, who has done his duty as a worthy one
Having destroyed desires, bears the last body
He may say, ‘I say’ or others ‘say it’s to me’
A bhikkhu, who has done his duty as a worthy one
Having destroyed desires, bears the last body
May say, ‘I say’ or others ‘say it’s to me’
Clever in the ways of expression in the world,
He would say it, wanting to convey the meaning
A bhikkhu, who has done his duty as a worthy one
Having destroyed desires, bears the last body
Has overcome measuring, He may say, ‘I say’ or others ‘say it’s to me’
There are no bonds to one, who has dispelled measuring,
He has dispelled all signs of measuring
The wise one has overcome all thinking what so ever.
He may say, ‘I say’ or others ‘say it’s to me’
Clever in the ways of expression in the world,
He would say it, wanting to convey the meaning.”

 

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(26) Pajjoto –– Light

“How many lights are there, in the world to illuminate it?
We ask this from the good one.”

“In the world, there are four lights, a fifth is not evident
During the day the sun burns and the moon shines at night
Fire burns here and there, day and night
Of illuminations, the all knowing one’s light is foremost and incomparable.”

 

1. 3. 7.

(27) Sarā –– Movement

“Where does the movement stop? How does the rolling stop?
How are name and matter annihilated without anything remaining?”

“Wherever water, earth, fire and air have no footing
There, movement stops and the rolling stops
There name and matter is annihilated without anything remaining.”

 

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(28) Mahadhanā –– Great Wealth

“Even the wealthy, resourceful worriers; landowners,
Become greedy for each others wealth, not caring for sensuality
Make endeavor following the desire ‘to be’.
Some give up greed and craving, don’t make endeavor in this world?”

“Giving up home, becoming homeless, give up, sons and herds.
They dispel greed, hate and delusion and destroy desires.
Become worthy, do not make endeavor in the world.

 

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(29) Catucakka –– Four Wheels

“Born from dust we are four wheels, nine entrances
And merit mixed with greed.
Hero, how should we proceed?”

“Cut, interest, the straps, desires, greed and demerit,
Also uproot craving completely and then proceed.”

 

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(30) Enijangha –– Limbed like an antelope

“Has the limbs of an antelope, is thin and heroic,
Partakes little food without indulging,
Roams like a lion, like an elephant does not desire sensuality,
Approaching ask, how should we end unpleasantness?”

“In the world, there are five strands of sensuality and mind is the sixth.
Dispelling the interest for them, should be released from unpleasantness.”