Heap of Bones

“Bhikkhus, the skeletons of a single person, running on and wandering in saṁsāra for an aeon, would make a heap of bones, a quantity of bones as large as this Mount Vepulla, if there were someone to collect them and if the collection were not destroyed.”

But when one sees with perfect wisdom
The four noble truths as they are—
Suffering, the origin of suffering,
The overcoming of suffering,
And the noble eightfold path
Leading to relief from suffering—

Having merely run on
Seven times at the most,
By destroying all fetters
One makes an end of suffering.

“Ekapuggalassa, bhikkhave, kappaṁ sandhāvato saṁsarato siyā evaṁ mahā aṭṭhikaṅkalo aṭṭhipuñjo aṭṭhirāsi yathāyaṁ vepullo pabbato, sace saṁhārako assa, sambhatañca na vinasseyyā”ti.

Yato ca ariyasaccāni,
sammappaññāya passati;
Dukkhaṁ duk­kha­sa­muppādaṁ,
dukkhassa ca atikkamaṁ;
Ariyañ­caṭṭhaṅ­gikaṁ maggaṁ,
duk­khū­pasa­ma­gā­minaṁ.
Sa sattakkhattuṁ paramaṁ,
sandhāvitvāna puggalo;
Duk­khas­santa­karo hoti,
sabba­saṁ­yoja­nak­khayā”ti.

 

စုဆောင်းထားသူလည်း ရှိခဲ့မူ စုဆောင်းထားတိုင်းလည်း မပျက်စီးခဲ့မူ တစ်ကမ္ဘာတ်လုံး ပြေးသွားကျင်လည်သော ပုဂ္ဂိုလ်တစ်ယောက်၏ ကြီးစွာသော အရိုးပေါင်း အရိုးပုံ အရိုးစုသည် ဤဝေပုလ္လတောင်ကြီးမျှပင် ရှိသည် ဖြစ်ရာ၏။

ဒုက္ခသစ္စာကိုလည်းကောင်း ဒုက္ခဖြစ်ကြောင်း သမုဒယသစ္စာကိုလည်းကောင်း၊ ဒုက္ခကို လွန်မြောက်ရာ’နိရောဓ’သစ္စာကိုလည်းကောင်း၊ ဒုက္ခ၏ချုပ်ငြိမ်းရာ (နိဗ္ဗာန်သို့) ရောက်ကြောင်းဖြစ်သော မြတ်သော အင်္ဂါရှစ်ပါးရှိသော မဂ္ဂသစ္စာဟု ဆိုအပ်သော အရိယသစ္စာတို့ကိုလည်းကောင်း၊ အကြင်အခါ၌ ကောင်းသော ပညာဖြင့် မြင်၏။ ထိုအခါ ထိုပုဂ္ဂိုလ်သည် (ကာမဘုံ၌) ခုနစ်ကြိမ် အလွန်ပြေးသွား၍ သံယောဇဉ်အားလုံးတို့၏ ကုန်ခြင်းကြောင့် ဒုက္ခ၏အဆုံးကို ပြုလေတော့၏။

Các xương của một người, này các Tỷ-kheo, chạy dài, lưu chuyển có thể lớn như một đồi xương, một chồng xương, một đống xương, như núi Vepulla này, nếu có người thâu người lượm xương lại, gìn giữ chúng không làm chúng hủy hoại.

Khi nhìn thấy bằng trí tuệ chân chánh các Sự Thật Cao Thượng: khổ, nguồn sanh khởi của khổ, sự vượt qua khổ, và đạo lộ cao thượng tám chi phần đưa đến sự yên lặng của khổ.

Và cá nhân (ấy), sau khi rong ruổi tối đa bảy lần, là người thực hiện việc chấm dứt khổ do sự diệt trừ tất cả các ràng buộc.”

Frog Skeleton eaten by Ants ©Ashin Sopāka 2017

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