11: Bāla
Bālavaggo

 

[174 ≈ Dhp 66]

⏑−⏑−¦−,−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−    mavipulā / 9 syllables
caranti bālā dummedhā amitteṇa-r-iva āttanā This line has 9 syllables, we should no doubt read amitteneva as in the Pāḷi to correct the metre.01 |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
karontā pāpakaṁ kammaṁ yaṁ hoti kaṭukapphalaṁ -pph- here is m.c. to give the normal cadence.02 ||

 

⏑−⏑−¦−,−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑− mavipulā
caranti bālā dummedhā amitteneva attanā,

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
karontā pāpakaṁ kammaṁ yaṁ hoti kaṭukapphalaṁ.

 

[175 ≈ Dhp 67]

⏑−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
kathañ ca taṁ kare kaṁmaṁ yaṁ kattā anutappati |

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
yassa aṁśumukho rodaṁ vipākaṁ paṭisevati ||

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
na taṁ kammaṁ kataṁ sādhu yaṁ katvā anutappati,

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
yassa assumukho rodaṁ vipākaṁ paṭisevati.

 

[176 ≈ Dhp 68]

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
taṁ ca kaṁmaṁ kataṁ sādhu yaṁ kattā nānutappati |

−−⏑−¦−⏑⏑−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑− bhavipulā
yassa pratīto I count pr- here as making position to avoid 2 light syllables in 2nd and 3rd positions.03 sumano vipākaṁ paṭisevati ||

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
tañ ca kammaṁ kataṁ sādhu yaṁ katvā nānutappati,

−⏑⏑−¦−⏑⏑−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑− bhavipulā
yassa patīto sumano vipākaṁ paṭisevati.

 

[177 ≈ Dhp 72]

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
yāvad eva anatthāya ñāttaṁ bālassa jāyati |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
hanti bālassa śukrāṅggaṁ (?) muddham assa nipātaye ||

 

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
yāvad eva anatthāya ñattaṁ bālassa jāyati,

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
hanti bālassa sukkaṁsaṁ muddham assa vipātayaṁ.

 

[178 ≈ Dhp 73]

⏑⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
asatāṁ bhāvanam icchanti purekkhārañ ca bhikkhusu |

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
āvāsesu ca essariyaṁ pūjāṁ parakulesu ca ||

 

⏑⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
asataṁ bhāvanam iccheyya purekkhārañ ca bhikkhusu,

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
āvāsesu ca issariyaṁ pūjā parakulesu ca.

 

[179 ≈ Dhp 74a-d]

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
mameva katamannentu ghī pravrajitā ca ye |

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
na me pratibalā assa kiccā 'kiccesu kesuci The parallels to this and the next two verses occur in this sequence at the end of the Pāḷi Bālavaggo; but there they appear as two verses, not three, and given the content this would seem to be a preferable arrangement.04 ||

 

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
mameva kata' maññantu gihī pabbajitā ubho,

⏑−⏑⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
mameva ativasā assu kiccākiccesu kismici,

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
iti bālassa saṅkappo icchā māno ca vaḍḍhati.

 

[180 ≈ Dhp 74 ef, 75 ab]

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
iti bālassa saṁkappo icchāmāno ca vaddhati |

−−⏑−¦−⏑⏑−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑− bhavipulā
aṁñā hi lābhopaniśā aṁñā nibbāṇagāminī ||

 

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
iti bālassa saṅkappo icchā māno ca vaḍḍhati.

−−⏑−¦−⏑⏑−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑− bhavipulā
aññā hi lābhūpanisā aññā nibbānagāminī.

 

[181 ≈ Dhp 75 c-f]

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
evam etaṁ yathābhūtaṁ paśśaṁ buddhassa sāvako |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sakkāraṁ nābhinandeyā vivekam anubrūhaye Note that -br- does not make position here, which is very unusual for br in medial position.05 ||

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
evam etaṁ abhiññāya bhikkhu buddhassa sāvako

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sakkāraṁ nābhinandeyya vivekam anubrūhaye.

 

[182 ≈ Brāhmaṇasaṁyuttaṁ, 1.3]

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
jayaṁ ve manyate bālo vācāya paruṣaṁ For this spelling cf. 197 below.06 bhaṇaṁ |

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
satāṁ hesa jayo hoti yā titikkhā vijānato ||

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
jayaṁ ve maññate bālo vācāya pharusaṁ bhaṇaṁ |

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
jayañ cevassa taṁ hoti yā titikkhā vijānato ||

 

[183 ≈ Sakkasaṁyuttaṁ, 1.4 v. 8]

⏑⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
abalaṁ tassa balaṁ hoti yassa bālabalaṁ balaṁ |

⏑−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
balassa dhammaguttassa paṭivattā na vijjati ||

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
abalan taṁ There is a v.l. abalan tassa in ChS.07 balaṁ āhu yassa bālabalaṁ balaṁ |

−−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
balassa dhammaguttassa paṭivattā na vijjati ||

 

[184 ≈ Dhp 63]

−−−−¦⏑−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑− 7 syllables
yo bālo bālamānī This line has only 7 syllables, we could repair the metre and give pathyā cadence by reading bālamānī hi, with hi as emphatic: that fool who thinks he is indeed a fool.08 paṇḍito cāpi tattha so |

−−⏑−¦⏑⏑−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑− savipulā
bālo tu paṇḍitamānī sa ve bālo ti vuccati ||

 

−−−−¦⏑⏑−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑− savipulā
yo bālo maññati bālyaṁ paṇḍito vā pi tena so,

−−⏑−¦⏑⏑−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑− savipulā
bālo ca paṇḍitamānī sa ve bālo ti vuccati.

 

[185 ≈ Dhp 60]

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
drīghā assupato rātrī drīghaṁ śāntassa yojanaṁ |

−−−−¦−,−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑− mavipulā
drīgho bālānā saṁsāro saddhaṁmam avijānatāṁ ||

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
dīghā jāgarato ratti dīghaṁ santassa yojanaṁ,

−−−−¦−,−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑− mavipulā
dīgho bālānaṁ saṁsāro saddhammaṁ avijānataṁ.

 

[186 ≈ Iti 76.5]

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
pūtimacche kuśāggreṇa yo naro upanahyati |

⏑−⏑−¦−,−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−    mavipulā
kuśā pi pūtiṁ vāyanti evaṁ bālopasevanā ||

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
pūtimacchaṁ kusaggena yo naro upanayhati,

⏑−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
kusā pi pūti vāyanti evaṁ bālūpasevanā.

 

[187 ≈ Iti 76.6]

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
tagarañ ca palāśamhi yo naro upanahyati |

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
pattaṁ pi surabhiṁ vāti evaṁ dhīropasevanā ||

 

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
tagarañ ca palāsena   yo naro upanayhati,

−−⏑⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
pattā pi surabhi vāyanti   evaṁ dhīrūpasevanā.

 

[188 ≈ Iti 76.2]

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
akaronto pi ce pāpaṁ karonte upasevati |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
śaṅkiyo hoti pāpamhi avaṇṇo cāssa rūhati ||

 

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
akaronto pi ce pāpaṁ karontam upasevati,

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
saṅkiyo hoti pāpasmiṁ avaṇṇo cassa rūhati.

 

[189 ≈ Iti 76.4]

−⏑−−¦−⏑−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑− ravipulā
sevamāno sevamāne saṁpuṭṭho saṁphusaṁ pare |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
śaro litto kalāpe vā alitte upaliṁpati |

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
upalepabhayā dhīro neva pāpasakhā siyā ||

 

−⏑−−¦−⏑−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑− ravipulā
sevamāno sevamānaṁ samphuṭṭho samphusaṁ paraṁ,

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
saro diddho kalāpaṁ va alittam upalimpati,

 ⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
upalepabhayā dhīro neva pāpasakhā siyā.

 

[190 ≈ Iti 76.7 a-d]

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
tassā phalapuṭasseva ñāyyā saṁpākam āttano |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
asanto nopaseveyā santo seveya -ă is m.c. to give the normal cadence.09 paṇḍito ||

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
tasmā pattapuṭasseva ñatvā sampākam attano,

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
asante nopaseveyya sante seveyya paṇḍito.

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
asanto nirayaṁ nenti santo pāpenti suggatiṁ.

 

[191 ≈ Dhp 64]

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
yāvaj jīvaṁ pi ce bālo paṇḍite payirupāsati |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
neva dhammaṁ vijānāti dravvī sūparasān iva ||

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
yāvajīvam pi ce bālo paṇḍitaṁ payirupāsati

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
na so dhammaṁ vijānāti dabbī sūparasaṁ yathā.

 

[192 ≈ Dhp 65]

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
muhuttam api ce praṁño paṇḍite payirupāsati |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
khipraṁ dhammaṁ vijānāti jivhā sūparasān iva ||

 

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
muhuttam api ce viññū paṇḍitaṁ payirupāsati

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
khippaṁ dhammaṁ vijānāti jivhā sūparasaṁ yathā.

 

[193 ≈ Dhp 121, Pāpavaggo]

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
nāppaṁ pāpassa maṁñeyā na me taṁ āgamiṣyati |

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
udabindunipātena udakuṁbho pi pūrati ||

−⏑−−¦−,−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑− mavipulā
pūrate bālo pāpassa thokathokaṁ pi ācinaṁ |

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
māppamaññetha pāpassa na maṁ taṁ āgamissati.

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
udabindunipātena udakumbho pi pūrati,

−⏑⏑−¦−,−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑− mavipulā
pūrati bālo pāpassa thokathokam pi ācinaṁ.

 

[194 ≈ Dhp 122, Pāpavaggo]

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
nāppaṁ puṁñassa manyeyā na me taṁ āgamiṣyati ||

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
udabindunipātena udakumbho pi pūrati |

−⏑−−¦−,−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑− mavipulā
pūrate praṁño puṁñassa thokathokaṁ pi ācinaṁ ||

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−¦−⏑−⏑−
māppamaññetha puññassa na maṁ taṁ āgamissati.

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
udabindunipātena udakumbho pi pūrati,

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
dhīro pūrati puññassa thokathokam pi ācinaṁ.

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