Often Reflect

“Therefore, bhikkhus, one should often reflect upon one’s own mind thus: ‘For a long time this mind has been defiled by lust, hatred, and delusion.’ Through the defilements of the mind beings are defiled; with the cleansing of the mind beings are purified.: – SN 22.100 (2)

“Tasmātiha, bhikkhave, abhikkhaṇaṁ sakaṁ cittaṁ pacca­vek­khi­tab­baṁ: ‘dīgha­ratta­midaṁ cittaṁ saṅkiliṭṭhaṁ rāgena dosena mohenā’ti. Cittasaṅkilesā, bhikkhave, sattā saṅkilissanti; cittavodānā sattā visujjhanti.”

“ရဟန်းတို့ ထိုသို့ဖြစ်သောကြောင့် “ ဤစိတ်ကို စွဲမက်မှု ‘ရာဂ’၊ အမျက်ထွက်မှု ‘ဒေါသ’၊ တွေဝေမှု ‘မောဟ’ တို့က ညစ် ညူးအောင် ပြုထားသည်မှာ အချိန်ကြာလှပြီ “ဟု မိမိစိတ်ကို မပြတ်ဆင်ခြင်ရမည်။ ရဟန်းတို့ ထိုစိတ် ညစ်ညူးခြင်းကြောင့် သတ္တဝါတို့ ညစ်ညူးကုန်၏၊ ထိုစိတ်ဖြူစင်ခြင်းကြောင့် သတ္တဝါတို့ ဖြူစင်ကုန်၏။”

“Do vậy, này các Tỷ-kheo, cần phải luôn luôn quán sát tâm của mình như sau: “Trong một thời gian dài, tâm này bị tham, sân, si nhiễm ô. Do tâm nhiễm ô, này các Tỷ-kheo, chúng sanh bị nhiễm ô. Do tâm thanh tịnh, chúng sanh được thanh tịnh”.”

「比丘們!因此,在這裡,應該常常省察自己的心:『長久以來此心為貪、瞋、癡所污染。』比丘們!從心的污染,眾生被污染;從心的明淨,眾生被淨化。」

Ruby Cheeked Sunbird ©Ashin Sopāka 2017

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