About Ashin Sopāka

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End of Vassa

“Having left home to roam without abode,
In the village the sage is intimate with none;
Rid of sensual pleasures, without expectations,
He would not engage people in dispute.” – SN 22.3

“Okaṁ pahāya aniketasārī,
Gāme akubbaṁ muni santhavāni;
Kāmehi ritto apurakkharāno,
Kathaṁ na viggayha janena kayirā’ti.

“အမြဲနေရာ အိမ်ကို ပယ်၍ ယာယီအိမ်တည်းဟူသော တည်ရာ မရှိသော၊ ရွာ၌ အကျွမ်းဝင် မှုတို့ကိုမပြုသော၊ ကာမတို့မှ ကင်းဆိတ်သော၊ (ဝဋ်ကို) ရှေ့သွား မပြုသော ရဟန်းသည် လူတို့နှင့် ငြင်းခုံ၍ စကားပြောမှုကို မပြုရာ”

“Bậc Thánh bỏ gia đình,
Du hành không trú xứ,
Ðối với dân trong làng,
Không tác thành hệ lụy.
Tuyệt không các dục vọng,
Không ước vọng hão huyền,
Chấm dứt mọi tranh luận,
Bất cứ với một ai.”

「捨家為無住處之行者,
在村落中牟尼不作親交。

諸欲已除去了,不懷著期盼,
不會與人作爭論。」

 

Buddha images – Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, Penang, Malaysia

Mother’s Love

“Just as a mother would protect her son,
her only son, with her own life,
so one should develop toward all beings
a state of mind without boundaries.” – Snp 1.8

” Mātā yathā niyaṁputtaṁ—​
āyusā ekaputtamanurakkhe;
Evampi sabbabhūtesu,
Mānasaṁ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṁ. ”

မိခင်သည် ရင်၌ ဖြစ်သောတစ်ဦးတည်းသားကို
အသက်ရှင်စေရန် အစဉ် စောင့်ရှောက်ဘိသကဲ့သို့ ဤအတူပင်
သတ္တဝါခပ်သိမ်းတို့၌ အတိုင်းအရှည်
မရှိသော မေတ္တာစိတ်ကို ပွါးများရာ၏။

“Giống như người mẹ bảo vệ đứa con trai của mình,
đứa con trai độc nhất, đến trọn đời,
cũng như vậy, đối với tất cả các sanh linh,
nên phát triển tâm ý vô hạn lượng.”

「犹如母亲用生命保护自己的唯一儿子,
对一切众生施以无限的仁慈心。」

Top: Greater Racket Tailed Drongo
Botto: Macaque

Wise Attention

“For a bhikkhu who is a learner
There is no other thing so helpful
For reaching the highest goal
As the factor wise attention.
Wisely striving a bhikkhu may attain
The destruction of all suffering.” Iti 16 (9)

“Yonisomanasikāro,
dhammo sekhassa bhikkhuno;
Natthañño evaṁ bahukāro,
uttamatthassa pattiyā;
Yoniso padahaṁ bhikkhu,
khayaṁ dukkhassa pāpuṇe”ti.

”ယောနိသောမနသိကာရသည် သေက္ခရဟန်းအား မြတ်သော အရဟတ္တဖိုလ်သို့ ရောက်ရန်ကျေးဇူးများသကဲ့သို့၊ ဤအတူ ယောနိသောမနသိကာရမှတစ်ပါး အခြား ကျေးဇူးများသောတရားမရှိ၊ အသင့်အားဖြင့်အားထုတ်သော ရဟန်းသည် ဆင်းရဲကုန်ရာ နိဗ္ဗာန်သို့ ရောက်နိုင်ရာ၏”ဟု ဤဂါထာဖြင့်ဆိုအပ်၏။

“Tác ý đúng đường lối là pháp của vị tỳ khưu hữu học,
không có cái khác có nhiều sự ích lợi như vậy đối với việc đạt đến mục đích tối thượng.
Trong khi nỗ lực đúng đường lối,
vị tỳ khưu có thể đạt được sự diệt trừ khổ đau.”

「正當之作意
有學比丘法
他無斯至要
將為得最善
比丘已正勉
將成苦之滅。」

 

Sunda Flying Lemur, aka Colugo (top: female; bottom; male)