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Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:50 am
by Wizard in the Forest
The Sallekha Sutta is one of my favorite suttas in the Majjhima Nikaya as the refrains "others will be x we will be y" are wholesome and motivational goals. I was hoping maybe someone can help me grammatically change them from first person plural as a Self Motivator for me before I begin meditation.
Instead of "Others will be cruel, but here we will not be cruel.’
‘Pare vihiṃsakā bhavissanti, mayamettha avihiṃsakā bhavissāmā’ti sallekho karaṇīyo

Others will be cruel, but I will not be cruel.’

How can I go through the Sallekha self effacements and alter it so I can use it grammatically correctly?
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Re: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:38 am
by Dhammanando
Make the following changes:

Both sexes
mayam’ettha > aham’ettha
bhavissāmā’ti > bhavissāmī’ti.

Female
brahmacārī > brahmacārinī
sammādiṭṭhī > sammādiṭṭhinī
sammāsatī > sammāsatinī
sammāsamādhī > sammāsamādhinī
sammāñāṇī > sammāñāṇinī
sammāvimuttī > sammāvimuttinī
anupanāhī > anupanāhinī
amakkhī > amakkhinī
apaḷāsī > apaḷāsinī
anissukī > anissukinī
amaccharī > amaccharinī
amāyāvī > amāyāvinī
anatimānī > anatimāninī
ottāpī > ottāpinī
upaṭṭhitassatī > upaṭṭhitassatinī
asandiṭṭhiparāmāsī anādhānaggāhī suppaṭinissaggī > asandiṭṭhiparāmāsinī anādhānaggāhinī suppaṭinissagginī

Male
avihiṃsakā > avihiṃsako
paṭiviratā > paṭivirato
abyāpannacittā > abyāpannacitto
sammāsaṅkappā > sammāsaṅkappo
sammāvācā > sammāvāco
sammākammantā > sammākammanto
sammā-ājīvā > sammā-ājīvo
sammāvāyāmā > sammāvāyāmo
vigatathīnamiddhā > vigatathīnamiddho
anuddhatā > anuddhato
tiṇṇavicikicchā > tiṇṇavicikiccho
akkodhanā > akkodhano
asaṭhā > asaṭho
atthaddhā > atthaddho
suvacā > suvaco
kalyāṇamittā > kalyāṇamitto
appamattā > appamatto
saddhā > saddho
hirimanā > hirimano
bahussutā > bahussuto
āraddhavīriyā > āraddhavīriyo
paññāsampannā > paññāsampanno

Re: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 pm
by Wizard in the Forest
Thank you so much Bhante!

Re: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:38 pm
by BKh

Re: Sallekha Sutta:Personal Goals

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:41 am
by Dhammanando
Wizard in the Forest wrote: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 pm Thank you so much Bhante!
You're welcome.

By the way, if you haven't already seen it, I highly recommend a book of talks on the Sallekhasutta by Mahasi Sayadaw. It's available on Ven. Pesala's website:

http://www.aimwell.org/sallekha.html

Also, I think the best English translation of the sutta is probably that of Nyanaponika Thera. The link below also includes his introduction to the discourse:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... el061.html