19: Mahācundattherabojjhaṅgaṁ MPP: -bojjhango, PPV, PPV2: -bojjhangaparittaṁ.01
The Factor of Awakening Concerning the Elder Mahā Cunda

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Introductory Verse

Bhagavā lokanāthoyaṁ, Cundattherassa santikā
o The Gracious One, lord of the world, having heard this (safeguard)

sutvā tasmiṁ khaṇe yeva ahosi nirupaddavo.
from the elder Cunda, at that moment became free from adversity.

Bojjhaṅgabalasaṁyuttaṁ, parittaṁ taṁ bhaṇāmahe.
It is about the strength of the factors of Awakening, we will recite that safeguard.

The Safeguard

Evaṁ me sutaṁ:
Thus I have heard:

ekaṁ samayaṁ Bhagavā Rājagahe viharati
at one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Rājagaha

Veḷuvane Kalandakanivāpe.
at the Squirrels' Feeding Place in Bamboo Wood.

Tena kho pana samayena Bhagavā ābādhiko hoti dukkhito bāḷhagilāno.
Then at that time the Gracious One was afflicted, suffering, and very sick.

Atha kho āyasmā Mahācundo sāyanhasamayaṁ patisallānā vuṭṭhito,
Then venerable Mahā Cunda, rising from seclusion in the evening time,

yena Bhagavā tenupasaṅkami,
approached the Gracious One,

upasaṅkamitvā Bhagavantaṁ abhivādetvā, ekam-antaṁ nisīdi.
and after approaching and worshipping the Gracious One, he sat down on one side.

Ekam-antaṁ nissinaṁ kho āyasmantaṁ Mahācundaṁ Bhagavā etad-avoca:
While he was sitting on one side the Gracious One said this to venerable Mahā Cunda:

“Paṭibhantu taṁ Cunda Bojjhaṅgā” ti.
“May the factors of Awakening occur to you, Cunda.”

 

“Sattime bhante Bojjhaṅgā Bhagavatā sammad-akkhātā,
“There are these seven factors of Awakening, reverend Sir, that have been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvitā bahulīkatā abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattanti.
when developed and made much of they lead to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

Katame satta?
What are the seven?

Satisambojjhaṅgo kho bhante Bhagavatā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is mindfulness, reverend Sir, has been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati. [01]
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

 

Dhammavicayasambojjhaṅgo kho bhante Bhagavatā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is investigation of (the nature of) things, reverend Sir, has been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati. [02]
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

 

Viriyasambojjhaṅgo kho bhante Bhagavatā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is energy, reverend Sir, has been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati. [03]
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

 

Pītisambojjhaṅgo kho bhante Bhagavatā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is rapture, reverend Sir, has been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati. [04]
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

 

Passaddhisambojjhaṅgo kho bhante Bhagavatā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is calm, reverend Sir, has been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati. [05]
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

 

Samādhisambojjhaṅgo kho bhante Bhagavatā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is concentration, reverend Sir, has been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati. [06]
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

 

Upekkhāsambojjhaṅgo kho bhante Bhagavatā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is equanimity, reverend Sir, has been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati. [07]
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.

 

Ime kho bhante satta Bojjhaṅgā Bhagavatā sammad-akkhātā,
These are the seven factors of Awakening, reverend Sir, which have been fully explained by the Gracious One,

bhāvitā bahulīkatā abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattantī” ti. MPP,PPV: saṁvattanti, omit ti.02
when developed and made much of they lead to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna.”

“Taggha Cunda Bojjhaṅgā!
“Surely, Cunda, (these are) the factors of Awakening!

Taggha Cunda Bojjhaṅgā!” ti.
Surely, Cunda, (these are) the factors of Awakening!”

Idam-avoca āyasmā Mahācundo,
Venerable Mahā Cunda said this,

samanuñño Satthā ahosi,
and the Teacher was in agreement,

vuṭṭhāhi ca Bhagavā tamhā ābādhā,
and the Gracious One recovered from that affliction,

tathā pahīno ca Bhagavato so ābādho ahosī ti.
and by that the Gracious One's affliction was brought to an end.