15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

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15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

Post by dylanj » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:26 am

Lowada Sangarāva - Venerable Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahāthera

http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _world.pdf

susukhaṃ vata nibbānaṃ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṃ;
asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ,
yattha dukkhaṃ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ panītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: 15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

Post by justindesilva » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:42 am

dylanj wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:26 am
Lowada Sangarāva - Venerable Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahāthera

http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _world.pdf

This book is still in use at damma schools in Sri lanka and at pirivenas ( schools for priests mainly) with government sponsorship, also for children as sunday schools to teach damma and sometime back these verses had to be memorised by students.

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Re: 15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

Post by SarathW » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:39 pm

Thank you for posting it.
I found the following link to English translation.

http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/lowada ... -final.pdf
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: 15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

Post by SarathW » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:24 pm

One of my favorites:

Pleased in mind, I pay homage to the true Dhamma
proclaimed by the Buddha with discerning wisdom to
suit the levels of understanding of all beings-the
Dhamma which invites one to come-and-see and
which is comprehensible by each according to his
degree of intelligence.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: 15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:00 am

Another favorite.

A dog licks in vain a fleshless bone which has nothing in
it to fill its stomach6
. So vain are sensual pleasures for
which you should not feel greedy. Though you may not
see anything wrong in them, they lead only to suffering.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: 15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

Post by dylanj » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:41 am

Is it not for hunger, that you eat tasty rice? Is it not for the foul
smell, that you apply scent on your body? These are only
medicines for the sicknesses of beings in this world. Why, then
do you regard these as pleasures?
susukhaṃ vata nibbānaṃ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṃ;
asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ,
yattha dukkhaṃ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ panītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: 15th century sinhala poem on consequences of kamma

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:46 am

Is it not for hunger, that you eat tasty rice?
What is interesting here is hunger is considered a sickness.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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