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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa

1.2.6 Dutiyachiggaḷayugasuttaṃ - The Second Simile of the Turtle

“Seyyathāpi, bhikkhave, ayaṃ mahāpathavī ekodakā assa. Tatra puriso ekacchiggaḷaṃ yugaṃ pakkhipeyya. Tamenaṃ puratthimo vāto pacchimena saṃhareyya, pacchimo vāto puratthimena saṃhareyya, uttaro vāto dakkhiṇena saṃhareyya, dakkhiṇo vāto uttarena saṃhareyya.

Tatrassa kāṇo kacchapo. So vassasatassa vassasatassa accayena sakiṃ sakiṃ ummujjeyya. Taṃ kiṃ maññatha, bhikkhave, api nu kho kāṇo kacchapo vassasatassa vassasatassa accayena sakiṃ sakiṃ ummujjanto amusmiṃ ekacchiggaḷe yuge gīvaṃ paveseyyā”ti?

“Adhiccamidaṃ, bhante, yaṃ so kāṇo kacchapo vassasatassa vassasatassa accayena sakiṃ sakiṃ ummujjanto amusmiṃ ekacchiggaḷe yuge gīvaṃ paveseyyā”ti.

“Evaṃ adhiccamidaṃ, bhikkhave, yaṃ manussattaṃ labhati. Evaṃ adhiccamidaṃ, bhikkhave, yaṃ tathāgato loke uppajjati arahaṃ sammāsambuddho. Evaṃ adhiccamidaṃ, bhikkhave, yaṃ tathāgatappavedito dhammavinayo loke dippati. Tassidaṃ bhikkhave, manussattaṃ laddhaṃ, tathāgato loke uppanno arahaṃ sammāsambuddho, tathāgatappavedito ca dhammavinayo loke dippati.

“Tasmātiha, bhikkhave, ‘idaṃ dukkhan’ti yogo karaṇīyo, ‘ayaṃ dukkhasamudayo’ti yogo karaṇīyo, ‘ayaṃ dukkhanirodho’ti yogo karaṇīyo, ‘ayaṃ dukkhanirodhagāminī paṭipadā’ti yogo karaṇīyo”ti.

Papātavaggo, Saccasaṃyuttaṃ, Mahāvaggo, Saṃyuttanikāyo


Vocabulary
  1. accayena - [accaya + ena] lapse, passing away + instr.: after the laps of…
  2. adhiccamidaṃ - [a + dhicca + m + idaṃ] without + a cause + this, unlikely
  3. amusmiṃ - [asu (dem. pron.) + loc.] that, that one
  4. api - indecl. : moreover, further on
  5. dakkhiṇo - right, southern
  6. dippati - to shine (forth)
  7. dukkhanirodhagāminī - [dukkha + nirodha + gāminī] the method of walking the path of ….
  8. dukkhanirodho - [dukkha + nirodho] eradication, cessation + suffering
  9. dukkhasamudayo - [dukkha + sam + udayo] arising, origination + suffering
  10. dukkho - suffering
  11. ekacchiggaḷaṃ - [eka + c + chiggaḷaṃ] one + hole
  12. ekodakāassa - [eka + odakā + assa] one + water + would be
  13. gīvaṃ - [gīvā + ṃ] the neck, throat
  14. kāṇo - blind
  15. kacchapo - [kacchapo] turtle, tortoise
  16. karaṇīyo - [karoti + ger.] what ought to be done, duty, obligation
  17. kiṃ nu kho - what is it then
  18. mahāpathavī - [mahā + pathavī] great + earth
  19. maññatha - [maññati + a + tha] what do you think, believe, imagine
  20. paṭipadā - [paṭi + padā] means of reaching a destination
  21. pacchimo - western
  22. pakkhipeyya - [pakkhipeti + eyya] to throw
  23. paveseyyā - [paveseti + eyyā] caus.: to make enter
  24. puratthimo - eastern
  25. saṃhareyya - [saṃharati + eyya] to draw, collect, take up, pull, push
  26. sakiṃ - [sakiṃ (adv.)] once
  27. seyyathāpi - [seyyathā + pi] just so, as alike
  28. tamenaṃ - [taṃ + enaṃ] this + that (that very)
  29. tasmātiha - [tasmā/abl. + iti + ha/emph.part.] accordingly (thus surely indeed)
  30. ummujjeyya - [ummujjati + eyya] emerge, rise up
  31. uttaro - northern
  32. vāto - wind
  33. vassasatassa - [vassa + sata + assa] a year + hundred + of
  34. yogo - practise
  35. yugaṃ - yuga + ṃ yoke

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