8. Ratanasuttaṁ



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koṭisatasahassesu ~ cakkavāḷesu devatā
yassāṇaṁ patigaṇhanti ~ yañ-ca vesāliyaṁ pure,

rogāmanussadubbhikkha ~ - sambhūtaṁ tividhaṁ bhayaṁ -
khippam-antaradhāpesi, ~ parittaṁ taṁ bhaṇāmahe.

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−− Tuṭṭhubha
yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni, Metre: all lines in this sutta are to be understood as Tuṭṭhubha unless otherwise indicated.01

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
bhummāni vā yāni va antalikkhe,

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
sabbe va bhūtā sumanā bhavantu,

⏑−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
atho pi sakkacca suṇantu bhāsitaṁ. [1]

 

−−⏑−¦−,⏑−¦−⏑−−
tasmā hi bhūtā nisāmetha sabbe,

−−⏑−¦⏑,−⏑⏑¦−⏑−− extended
mettaṁ karotha mānusiyā pajāya,

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
divā ca ratto ca haranti ye baliṁ,

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
tasmā hi ne rakkhatha appamattā. [2]

 

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
yaṁ kiñci vittaṁ - idha vā huraṁ vā

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
saggesu vā - yaṁ ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
na no samaṁ atthi tathāgatena -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi buddhe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [3]

 

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
khayaṁ virāgaṁ amataṁ paṇītaṁ -

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
yad-ajjhagā sakyamunī samāhito -

⏑−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
na tena dhammena samatthi kiñci -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi dhamme ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [4]

 

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
yam-buddhaseṭṭho parivaṇṇayī suciṁ -

⏑−⏑,−¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
samādhim-ānantarikañ-ñam-āhu -

⏑−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
samādhinā tena samo na vijjati -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi dhamme ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [5]

 

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
ye puggalā aṭṭha sataṁ pasatthā -

−−⏑,−¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
cattāri etāni yugāni honti -

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
te dakkhiṇeyyā sugatassa sāvakā,

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etesu dinnāni mahapphalāni -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [6]

 

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
ye suppayuttā manasā daḷhena Note that -ḷh- is a digraph, and does not make position.02

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
nikkāmino gotamasāsanamhi -

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
te pattipattā amataṁ vigayha -

−−⏑−,¦−⏑−¦−⏑−−
laddhā mudhā nibbutiṁ bhuñjamānā -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [7]

 

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
yathindakhīlo PPV2: -khilo.03 paṭhaviṁ sito siyā

⏑−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
catubbhi vātehi asampakampiyo,

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
tathūpamaṁ sappurisaṁ vadāmi,

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
yo ariyasaccāni avecca passati -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [8]

 

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
ye ariyasaccāni vibhāvayanti,

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
gambhīrapaññena sudesitāni,

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
kiñcāpi te honti bhusappamattā

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑−¦−⏑−−
na te bhavaṁ aṭṭhamaṁ ādiyanti -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [9]

 

⏑−−⏑,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
sahā vassa dassanasampadāya

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
tayassu dhammā jahitā bhavanti:

−−⏑−¦⏑,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
sakkāyadiṭṭhi vicikicchitañ-ca

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
sīlabbataṁ vā pi yad-atthi kiñci.

⏑−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
catūhapāyehi CBhp: catuhapāyehi.04 ca vippamutto,

⏑−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
cha cābhiṭhānāni abhabbŏ kātuṁ -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [10]

 

−−⏑−¦−,−⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
kiñcāpi so kammaṁ karoti pāpakaṁ

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
kāyena vācā uda cetasā vā,

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−−−−
abhabbŏ so tassa paṭicchādāya: Metre: we need to read paṭichādāya, m.c. to regularize the cadence.05

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
abhabbatā diṭṭhapadassa vuttā -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [11]

 

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑−¦−⏑−−
vanappagumbe yathā phussitagge

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−−−−
gimhānamāse paṭhamasmiṁ Metre: we need to read short i in paṭhamasmiṁ, m.c. to regularize the cadence.06 gimhe,

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
tathūpamaṁ dhammavaraṁ adesayī, CBhp: adesayi.07

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
nibbānagāmiṁ paramaṁhitāya -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi buddhe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [12]

 

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
varo varaññū varado varāharo,

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
anuttaro dhammavaraṁ adesayī -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi buddhe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [13]

 

−−⏑−¦−,⏑−¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
khīṇaṁ purāṇaṁ navaṁ natthi sambhavaṁ,

⏑−⏑−¦−,−⏑⏑¦−⏑−− extended
virattacittā āyatike bhavasmiṁ,

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−−−− irregular
te khīṇabījā avirūḷhicchandā, Metre: we need to read avirūḷhichandā, m.c. to regularize the cadence.08

−−⏑−¦−,⏑−¦−⏑−−
nibbanti dhīrā yathāyam-padīpo -

⏑−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
idam-pi saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ:

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
etena saccena suvatthi hotu! [14]

 

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni,

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
bhummāni PPV2: bhūmmāni, similarly for the verses that follow.09 vā yāni va antalikkhe,

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
tathāgataṁ devamanussapūjitaṁ

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
buddhaṁ namassāma suvatthi hotu! [15]

 

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni,

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
bhummāni vā yāni va antalikkhe,

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
tathāgataṁ devamanussapūjitaṁ

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
dhammaṁ namassāma suvatthi hotu! [16]

 

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni,

−−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
bhummāni vā yāni va antalikkhe,

⏑−⏑−,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
tathāgataṁ devamanussapūjitaṁ

−−⏑−¦−⏑,⏑¦−⏑−−
saṅghaṁ namassāma suvatthi hotu! [17]