Udders

“Bhikkhus, if someone were to give away a hundred pots of food as charity in the morning, a hundred pots of food as charity at noon, and a hundred pots of food as charity in the evening, and if someone else were to develop a mind of lovingkindness even for the time it takes to pull a cow’s udder, either in the morning, at noon, or in the evening, this would be more fruitful than the former.” – SN 20.4

“Yo, bhikkhave, pubbaṇhasamayaṁ okkhāsataṁ dānaṁ dadeyya, yo majjhanhikasamayaṁ okkhāsataṁ dānaṁ dadeyya, yo sāyanhasamayaṁ okkhāsataṁ dānaṁ dadeyya, yo vā pubbaṇhasamayaṁ antamaso gadduhanamattampi mettacittaṁ bhāveyya, yo vā majjhanhikasamayaṁ antamaso gadduhanamattampi mettacittaṁ bhāveyya, yo vā sāyanhasamayaṁ antamaso gadduhanamattampi mettacittaṁ bhāveyya, idaṁ tato mahapphalataraṁ.”

ရဟန်းတို့ အကြင်သူသည် နံနက်တစ်ကြိမ် နေ့လည်တစ်ကြိမ် ညနေ တစ်ကြိမ် မွန်မြတ်သော ဘောဇဉ်တို့ဖြင့် ပြည့်သော ထမင်းအိုးတစ်ရာဖြင့် အလှူကို ပေးလှူရာ၏၊ အကြင် သူသည်ကား နံနက်အခါ၌ဖြစ်စေ, နေ့လည်အခါ၌ဖြစ်စေ, ညနေအခါ၌ဖြစ်စေ အယုတ်သဖြင့် နွားနို့တစ်ညှစ် ခန့် ကာလမျှလည်း မေတ္တာစိတ်ကို ပွားများရာ၏၊ ဤနွားနို့တစ်ညှစ်ခန့်မျှ မေတ္တာစိတ်ကို ပွားများခြင်း သည် ထိုအလှူသုံးကြိမ်ထက် အထူးသဖြင့် အကျိုးကြီး၏။

「比丘們!如果任何人在午前時施與百鍋食物之布施,如果任何人在中午時施與百鍋食物之布施,如果任何人在傍晚時施與百鍋食物之布施;如果任何人在午前時修習慈心甚至如擠牛奶時拉一次奶頭那樣短的時間,如果任何人在中午時修習慈心甚至如擠牛奶時拉一次奶頭那樣短的時間,如果任何人在傍晚時修習慈心甚至如擠牛奶時拉一次奶頭那樣短的時間,這因此而有更大果。」

“Này các Tỷ-kheo, ai vào buổi sáng bố thí một trăm cái nồi, ai buổi trưa bố thí một trăm cái nồi, hay ai buổi chiều bố thí một trăm cái nồi, và ai buổi sáng chỉ trong thời gian bóp vú sữa con bò một lần (trong nháy mắt), tu tập từ tâm giải thoát, hay ai buổi trưa chỉ trong thời gian bóp vú sữa con bò một lần (trong nháy mắt), tu tập từ tâm giải thoát, hay ai buổi chiều chỉ trong thời gian bóp vú sữa con bò một lần (trong nháy mắt), tu tập từ tâm giải thoát, sự việc này đối với sự việc trước, quả có lớn hơn.”

Tũn Meets Cows
©Ashin Sopāka 2019

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