Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa

1.4.10 Sāmaññaphalasuttaṃ - Pointing out the Way to One who is Lost

... Evaṃ vutte, rājā māgadho ajātasattu vedehiputto bhagavantaṃ etadavoca–

“abhikkantaṃ, bhante, abhikkantaṃ, bhante. Seyyathāpi, bhante, nikkujjitaṃ vā ukkujjeyya, paṭicchannaṃ vā vivareyya, mūḷhassa vā maggaṃ ācikkheyya, andhakāre vā telapajjotaṃ dhāreyya ‘cakkhumanto rūpāni dakkhantī’ti; evamevaṃ, bhante, bhagavatā anekapariyāyena dhammo pakāsito.

Esāhaṃ, bhante, bhagavantaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi dhammañca bhikkhusaṅghañca.

Upāsakaṃ maṃ bhagavā dhāretu ajjatagge pāṇupetaṃ saraṇaṃ gataṃ. Accayo maṃ, bhante, accagamā yathābālaṃ yathāmūḷhaṃ yathā-akusalaṃ, yohaṃ pitaraṃ dhammikaṃ dhammarājānaṃ issariyakāraṇā jīvitā voropesiṃ.

Tassa me, bhante bhagavā accayaṃ accayato paṭiggaṇhātuāyatiṃ saṃvarāyā”ti.

Dīghanikāyo, Sīlakkhandhavaggapāḷi, Ajātasattu-upāsakattapaṭivedanā


Vocabulary
  1. ācikkheyya - (opt.,3rd., sing.) would tell, relate, describe
  2. abhikkantaṃ - excellent, supreme
  3. accayo - [maṃ] a fault has overcome me
  4. ajjatagge - [ajja + t + agge] day + top: henceforth
  5. andhakāre - [andha + kāre] blind + making: blindness
  6. anekapariyāyena - [an + eka + pariyāya + ena] not + one, many + way, habit, disposition, order (lit.: going round)
  7. esāhaṃ - [esa + āhaṃ] this + I
  8. issariyakāraṇā - [issariya + kāraṇā] rulership, supremacy + making
  9. nikkujjitaṃ - fallen down, lying upside down
  10. pāṇupetaṃ - [pāṇa + upetaṃ] life, breath of life + endowed with
  11. paṭicchannaṃ - [paṭi + c + chādeti (pp.)] covered, hidden
  12. paṭiggaṇhātuāyatiṃ - [paṭi + g + gaṇhātu + āyatiṃ] acceptance, receiving + future
  13. pakāsito - (pp.) explained, made known
  14. pitaraṃ - father
  15. mūḷhaṃ - gone astray, having lost one’s way
  16. telapajjotaṃ - [tela + pajjotaṃ] sesame oil + light, splendour
  17. ukkujjeyya - (opt., 3rd., sing.) would set upright, turn up
  18. upāsakaṃ - disciple
  19. vivareyya - (opt., 3rd., sing.) would get uncovered
  20. voropesiṃ - [voropeti (aor.)] to take away, to deprive

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