9: Karmavarga

 

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
ekadharmam atītasya mṣāvādasya jantunaḥ |

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
vitīrṇaparalokasya nākāryaṁ pāpam asti yat || 9.1 [196]

 

−−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
śreyo hy ayoguḍā bhuktās taptā hy agniśikhopamāḥ |

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
na tu bhuñjīta duḥśīlo rāṣṭrapiṇḍam asaṁyataḥ || 9.2 [197]

 

⏑−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
sa ced bibheṣi duḥkhasya sa cet te duḥkham apriyam |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
mā kārṣīḥ pāpakaṁ karma tv āvir vā yadi vā rahaḥ || 9.3 [198]

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sa cet pāpāni karmāṇi kariṣyasi karoṣi vā |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
na te duḥkhāt pramokṣo 'sti hy utplutyāpi palāyataḥ || 9.4 [199]

 

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
naivāntarīkṣe na samudramadhye

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
na parvatānāṁ vivaraṁ praviśya |

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
na vidyate 'sau pthivīpradeśo

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
yatra sthitaṁ na prasaheta karma || 9.5 [200]

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
kṣṇaśuklāni karmāṇi na praṇaśyanti dehinaḥ |

−−−[⏓¦⏑]−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦[⏑]−⏑−
kālaṁ prā[ ]iyante ktāny upa[  ]nāni ca || 9.5A [201]

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
yat pareṣāṁ vigarheta karma dṣṭveha pāpakam |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
ātmanā tan na kurvīta karmabaddho hi pāpakaḥ || 9.6 [202]

 

−−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
ye kūṭamānayogena viṣameṇa ca karmaṇā |

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
manuṣyān upahiṁsanti paratopakrameṇa vā |

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−    mavipulā
te vai prapātaṁ prapatanti karmabaddhā hi te janāḥ || 9.7 [203]

 

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
yat karoti naraḥ karma kalyāṇam atha pāpakam |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
tasya tasyaiva dāyādo na hi karma praṇaśyati || 9.8 [204]

 

⏑−⏑−¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−    navipulā
vilumpate hi puruṣo yāvad asyopakalpate |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
tato 'nye taṁ vilumpanti sa viloptā vilupyate || 9.9 [205]

 

−−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
kurvaṁ hi manyate bālo naitaṁ mām āgamiṣyati |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
sāmparāye tu jānāti yā gatiḥ pāpakarmaṇām || 9.10 [206]

 

−−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
kurvaṁ hi manyate bālo naitaṁ mām āgamiṣyati |

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    pathyā
paścāt tu kaṭukaṁ bhavati vipākaṁ pratiṣevataḥ || 9.11 [207]

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
sa cet pāpāni karmāṇi kurvaṁ bālo na budhyate |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
karmabhiḥ svais tu durmedhā hy agnidagdhaiva tapyate || 9.12 [208]

 

⏑−⏑−¦−,−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    mavipulā
caranti bālā duṣprajñā hy amitrair iva cātmabhiḥ |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
kurvantaḥ pāpakaṁ karma yad bhavati kaṭukaṁ phalaṁ || 9.13 [209]

 

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
na tat karma ktaṁ sādhu yat ktvā hy anutapyate |

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
rudann aśrumukho yasya vipākaṁ pratiṣevate || 9.14 [210]

 

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
tat tu karma ktaṁ sādhu yat ktvā nānutapyate |

−−⏑−¦−⏑⏑−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    bhavipulā
yasya pratītaḥ sumanā vipākaṁ pratiṣevate || 9.15 [211]

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
hasantaḥ pāpakaṁ karma kurvanty ātmasukhaiṣiṇaḥ |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑− -ī- in vīpākaṁ is m.c.01
rudantas tasya vīpākaṁ prativindanti duḥkhitāḥ || 9.16 [212]

 

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−[⏑⏑]¦⏑−⏑− We need to read kṣīraṁ va m.c.02
na hi pāpaktaṁ karma sadyaḥ kṣīram iva mūrchati |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
dahantad bālam anveti bhasmācchanna ivānalaḥ || 9.17 [213]

 

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−[⏑⏑]¦⏑−⏑− We need to read śastraṁ va m.c.03
na hi pāpaktaṁ karma sadyaḥ śastram iva kntati |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
mparāye tu jānāti yā gatiḥ pāpakarmaṇām |

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
paścāt tu kaṭukaṁ bhavati vipākaṁ pratiṣevataḥ || 9.18 [214]

 

⏑⏑−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑−    Vaitālīya
ayaso hi malaḥ samuttitaḥ

⏑⏑−−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑−
sa tadutthāya tam eva khādati |

−−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑−
evaṁ hy aniśāmyacāriṇaṁ

−⏑−−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− This line has the variant opening listed in Study 2 on the Metres. Dhp 240 reads sakakammāni, which gives the normal opening.04
svāni karmāṇi nayanti durgatim || 9.19 [215]

 

|| karmavargaḥ 9 || ||