15: Suriyaparittaṁ



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suriyo rāhugahito, ~ mutto yassānubhāvato,
sabbaveribhayaṁ nāsaṁ ~ parittaṁ taṁ bhaṇāmahe.

evaṁ me sutaṁ:
ekaṁ samayaṁ bhagavā sāvatthiyaṁ viharati jetavane anāthapiṇḍikassa ārāme. tena kho pana samayena suriyo devaputto rāhunā asurindena gahito hoti. atha kho suriyo devaputto bhagavantaṁ anussaramāno, tāyaṁ velāyaṁ imaṁ gāthaṁ abhāsi:

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
“namo te buddhavīratthu, ~ vippamuttosi sabbadhi! PPV: sabbadhī Metre: all lines in this sutta are to be understood as the pathyā form of Siloka unless otherwise indicated.01

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sambādhapaṭipannosmi ~ tassa me saraṇaṁ bhavā” ti. [1]

 

atha kho bhagavā suriyaṁ devaputtaṁ ārabbha rāhuṁ asurindaṁ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi:

⏑−⏑−¦⏑⏑−−¦¦⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑− savipulā
“tathāgataṁ arahantaṁ, ~ suriyo saraṇaṁ gato,

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rāhu suriyaṁ pamuñcassu! ~ buddhā lokānukampakā. MPP, PPV, PPV2: lokānukampakā ti.02 [2]

 

−−⏑−¦−,⏑⏑¦−⏑−⏑− Jagatī
yo andhakāre tamasī pabhaṅkaro,

−−⏑−,¦−⏑−¦−⏑−− Tuṭṭhubha x 3
verocano maṇḍalī uggatejo,

−−⏑⏑¦−,⏑−¦−⏑−−
mā rāhu gilī caraṁ antalikkhe! Metre: the opening in this line is irregular.03

⏑−⏑⏑,¦−⏑⏑¦−⏑−−
pajaṁ mama rāhu pamuñca suriyan!”-ti, [3]

 

atha kho rāhu asurindo suriyaṁ devaputtaṁ muñcitvā, taramānarūpo yena vepacitti asurindo tenupasaṅkami, upasaṅkamitvā saṁviggo lomahaṭṭhajāto, ekam-antaṁ aṭṭhāsi. ekam-antaṁ ṭhitaṁ kho rāhuṁ asurindaṁ vepacitti asurindo gāthāya ajjhabhāsi:

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
“kin-nu santaramāno va ~ rāhu suriyaṁ pamuñcasi?

−−⏑−¦−,−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑− mavipula
saṁviggarūpo āgamma ~ kin-nu bhīto va tiṭṭhasī?” ti. [4]

 

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
“sattadhā me phale muddhā, ~ jīvanto na sukhaṁ labhe,

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- buddhagāthābhigītomhi - ~ no ce muñceyya suriyan”-ti. Metre: the cadence in this line is incorrect, we should probably read sūriyan, m.c. and also count the sarabhatti vowel towards the metre.04 [5]