Snp 5.11 Jatukanni-manava-puccha

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Snp 5.11 Jatukanni-manava-puccha

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:34 am

Snp 5.11 PTS: Sn 1096-1100
Jatukanni-manava-puccha: Jatukannin's Question
translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu


http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

[Jatukannin:]
Hearing that there was a hero —
desiring no sensuality,
having crossed over the flood —
I've come with a question:
Tell me the state of peace,
O One with quick eyes. O Blessed One,
tell me as it actually is.
For the Blessed One lives
having surpassed sensuality,
as the radiant sun, in its radiance,
the earth.
Limited my discernment,
O One whose discernment's profound.
Teach me to know the Dhamma,
the abandoning here of birth
& aging.

[The Buddha:]
Subdue greed for sensual pleasures,
& see renunciation as rest.
Let there be nothing grasped
or rejected by you.
Burn up what's before,
and have nothing for after.
If you don't grasp at what's in between, [1]
you will go about, calm.
One completely devoid of greed
for name & form, brahman,
has no effluents
by which he would go
under Mara's sway.

Note

1. According to Nd.II, "before" stands for defilements related to the past, "after" for defilements related to the future, and "in between" for the five aggregates — form, feeling, perception, thought-fabrications, sensory consciousness — in the present.
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Re: Snp 5.11 Jatukanni-manava-puccha

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:38 am

Snp 5.11 Jatukanni-manava-puccha
The Young Man Jatukaõõã's Questions

Anandajoti Bhikkhu

http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/T ... avaggo.pdf
Listen at: http://www.archive.org/details/The-Way-to-the-Beyond

Having heard of a hero who has no desire for sense pleasures, said venerable Jatukaõõã,
I came to ask that desireless one who is beyond the flood,
please speak of the state of peace, conascent-eye,
as it really is, Gracious One, please tell me this.

the Gracious One moves about having vanquished sense desires,
as the splendid sun (vanquishes) the earth with its splendour.
To me of little wisdom, O One of Great Wisdom,
explain the Teaching so that I may know
the complete giving up of birth and old age here.

Remove the greed for sense pleasures, Jatukaõõã, said the Gracious One,
having seen there is safety in renunciation;
let there be nothing found in you that has been taken up or put down.
You should erase that which is past, and have nothing for the future,
if you take up nothing in the present you will live peacefully.

For one altogether without greed for mind and body, O brahmin,
no pollutants are found whereby he can come under Death's control.
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