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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
Mahā Vagga

Sutta 70

Araka Suttaɱ

Adapted from the 1995 edition of the digital version of the Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series.

 


[136]

[1][than] EVAṂ ME SUTAṂ.|| ||

Ekaɱ samayaɱ Bhagavā Sāvatthiyaɱ viharati.|| ||

Bhutapubbaɱ bhikkhave, Arako nāma Satthā ahosi,||
titthakaro kāmesu vīta-rāgo:|| ||

Arakassa kho pana bhikkhave,||
Satthuno anekānī sāvakasatāni ahesuɱ.|| ||

Arako Satthā sāvakānaɱ evaɱ dhammaɱ deseti:|| ||

2. Appakaɱ brāhmaṇā, jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhab- [137] baɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

Seyyathā pi brāhmaṇā, tiṇagge ussāvabindu suriye uggacchante khippam yeva paṭivigacchati na cira-ṭ-ṭhitikaɱ hoti,||
evam eva kho brāhmaṇā, ussāvabinadupamaɱ,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

Seyyathā pibrāhmaṇā, thulla-phusitake deve vassante udake udakabubbulaɱ khippam yeva paṭivigacchati na cira-ṭ-ṭhitikaɱ hoti,||
evam eva kho brāhmaṇā, udakabubbūpāpamaɱ,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

Seyyathā pi brāhmaṇā, udake daṇḍarāji khīppaɱ yeva paṭivigacchati,||
na cira-ṭṭhitikā hoti,||
evam eva kho brāhmaṇā, udake daṇḍarājūpamaɱ,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

Seyyathā pi brāhmaṇā, nadī pabbateyyā dūraŋ-gamā sīgha-sotā hāra-hārīnī||
n'atthi so khaṇo vā layo vā muhutto vā||
yaɱ sā aramati,||
atha ko sā gacchat'eva vattat'eva sandat'eva,||
evam eva kho brāhmaṇā, nadīpabbateyyupamaɱ,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

Seyyathā pi brāhmaṇā, balavā puriso jivhagge kheḷapiṇḍaɱ saññuhitvā appakasiren'eva vameyya,||
evam eva kho brāhmaṇā kheḷapiṇḍūpamaɱ,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

Seyyathā pi brāhmaṇā, divasasaɱtatte [138] ayokaṭāhe maɱsapesī pakkhittā khippaɱ yeva paṭivigacchati,||
na cira-ṭṭhitikā hoti,||
evam eva kho brāhmaṇā, maɱsasūpemaɱ,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

Seyyathā pi brāhmaṇā, gāvī vajjhā āghātanaɱ nīyamānā yañ ñad eva pādaɱ uddharati santike'va hoti vadhassa santike'va maraṇassa,||
evam eva kho brāhmaṇa, govajjhūpamaɱ,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇaɱ.|| ||

3. Tena kho pana bhikkhave samayena manussānaɱ saṭṭhivassa-sahassāni āyu-p-pamāṇaɱ ahosi.|| ||

Pañcavassa-satikā kumārikā alampateyyā ahosi.|| ||

Tena kho pana bhikkhave,||
samayena manussānaɱ chaḷ eva ābādhā ahesuɱ:||
sītaɱ,||
uṇhaɱ,||
jigacchā,||
pipāsā,||
uccāro,||
passāvo.|| ||

So hi nāma bhikkhave,||
arako sattā evaɱ dīghāyukesu manussesu evaɱ ciraṭṭitikesu evaɱ appābādhesu sāvakānaɱ evaɱ dhammaɱ desessati:|| ||

"Appakaɱ brāhmaṇā,||
jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇan' ti.|| ||

Etarahi kho taɱ bhikkhave,||
sammā vadamāno vadeyya
'appakaɱ, jīvitaɱ manussānaɱ parittaɱ lahukaɱ bahu-dukkhaɱ bahupāyāsaɱ.|| ||

Mantāya boddhabbaɱ.|| ||

Kattabbaɱ kusalaɱ,||
caritabbaɱ Brahma-cariyaɱ.|| ||

N'atthi jātassa amaraṇan' ti.|| ||

Etarahi kho bhikkhave, yo ciraɱ jivati,||
so vassa-sataɱ appaɱ vā bhīyyo.|| ||

Vassasataɱ kho pana bhikkhave,||
jīvanto tīṇīyeva utusatāni jīvati:||
utusataɱ hemantānaɱ,||
utusataɱ gimhānaɱ,||
utusataɱ vassānaɱ.|| ||

Tīṇi kho pana bhikkhave,||
utusatāni jivanto dvādasa yeva māsasatāni jīvati:||
cattāri māsa satāni [139] hemantānaɱ,||
cattāri māsa satāni gimhānaɱ,||
cattāri māsa satāni vassānaɱ.|| ||

Dvādasaɱ kho, pana bhikkhave,||
māsasatāni jivanto catu-vīsatiɱ yeva addhamāsa satāni jīvati:||
aṭṭhaddha māsa satāni hemantānaɱ,||
aṭṭhaddha māsa satāni gimhānaɱ,||
aṭṭhaddha māsa satāni vassānaɱ.|| ||

Catuvisatiɱ kho pana bhikkhave,||
aṭṭhaddha māsa satāni jivanto chattiɱsaɱ yeva ratti sahassāni jīvati:||
dvādasa rattisahassāni hemantānaɱ,||
dvādasa rattisahassāni gimhānaɱ,||
dvādasa rattisahassāni gimhānaɱ,||
dvādasa rattisahassāni vasānaɱ.|| ||

Chattiɱsaɱ kho paṇa bhikkhave,||
ratti sahassāni jīvanto dvesattatiñ ñeva bhattasahassāni bhuñjati:||
catu-vīsati bhattasahassāni hemantānaɱ,||
catu-vīsati bhattasahassāni gimhānaɱ,||
catu-vīsati bhattasahassāni vassānaɱ saddhiɱ mātuthaññāya,||
saddhiɱ bhattantarāya.|| ||

Tatr'ime bhattantarāyā:||
kupito pi bhattaɱ na bhuñjati,||
dukkhito pi bhattaɱ na bhuñajati,||
vyādhito pi bhattaɱ na bhūñjati,||
uposathiko pi bhattaɱ na bhūñjati,||
alābhakena pi bhattaɱ na bhuñjati.|| ||

Iti kho bhikkhave, mayā vassa-satāyukassa manussassa āyu pi saŋkhātaɱ,||
āyu-p-pamāṇam pi saŋkhātaɱ,||
utu pi saŋkhātā,||
saŋvaccharā pi saŋkhātā,||
māsā pi saŋkhātā,||
addhamāsā pi saŋkhātā,||
ratti pi saŋkhātā,||
divā pi saŋkhātā,||
bhattā pi saŋkhātā,||
bhattantarāyā pi saŋkhātā.|| ||

4. Yaɱ bhikkhave Satthārā karaṇīyaɱ sāvakānaɱ hitesinā anukampa-kena anukampaɱ upādāya,||
kataɱ vo taɱ mayā.|| ||

Etāni bhikkhave,||
rukkha-mūlāni,||
etāni suññ-ā-gārāni.|| ||

Jhāyatha bhikkhave,||
māpamādattha,||
mā pacchā vippaṭi-sārino ahuvattha.|| ||

Ayaɱ vo amhākaɱ anusāsanī ti.|| ||

 


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