Evening Paritta Chants, Day Ten

Dutiyagilānasuttaṁ
The Second Discourse about being Sick

Ekaṁ samayaṁ Bhagavā Rājagahe viharati
At one time the Fortunate One was dwelling near Rājagaha

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

Tena kho pana samayena āyasmā Mahāmoggallāno
Then at that time venerable Mahā Moggallāna

Gijjhakūṭe pabbate viharati, ābādhiko dukkhito bāḷhagilāno.
was dwelling at the Vultures’ Peak mountain, and was afflicted, suffering, and very sick.

Atha kho Bhagavā sāyanhasamayaṁ patisallānā vuṭṭhito,
Then the Fortunate One, rising from seclusion in the evening time,

yenāyasmā Mahāmoggallāno tenupasaṅkami,
approached venerable Mahā Moggallāna,

upasaṅkamitvā paññatte āsane nisīdi.
and after approaching he sat down on the prepared seat.

Nisajja kho Bhagavā āyasmantaṁ Mahāmoggallānaṁ etad-avoca:
Having sat down the Fortunate One said this to venerable Mahā Moggallāna:

“Kacci te Moggallāna khamanīyaṁ? Kacci yāpanīyaṁ?
“Can you bear up, Moggallāna? Can you carry on?

Kacci dukkhā vedanā paṭikkamanti no abhikkamanti?
Do painful feelings decrease and not increase?

Paṭikkamosānaṁ paññāyati no abhikkamo?” ti
Is it known that they are decreasing and not increasing?”

“Na me bhante khamanīyaṁ na yāpanīyaṁ,
“No, reverend Sir, I cannot bear up, nor can I carry on,

bāḷhā me dukkhā vedanā abhikkamanti no paṭikkamanti,
painful feelings greatly increase for me and do not decrease,

abhikkamosānaṁ paññāyati no paṭikkamo” ti.
and it is known that they increase and do not decrease.”

“Sattime Moggallāna Bojjhaṅgā mayā sammad-akkhātā,
“There are these seven factors of Awakening, Moggallāna, that have been fully explained by me,

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 Moggallāna mayā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is mindfulness, Moggallāna, has been fully explained by me,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati.
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna. [1]

Dhammavicayasambojjhaṅgo kho Moggallāna mayā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is investigation of (the nature of) things, Moggallāna, has been fully explained by me,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati.
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna. [2]

Vīriyasambojjhaṅgo kho Moggallāna mayā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is energy, Moggallāna, has been fully explained by me,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati.
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna. [3]

Pītisambojjhaṅgo kho Moggallāna mayā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is rapture, Moggallāna, has been fully explained by me,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati.
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna. [4]

Passaddhisambojjhaṅgo kho Moggallāna mayā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is calm, Moggallāna, has been fully explained by me,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati.
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna. [5]

Samādhisambojjhaṅgo kho Moggallāna mayā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is concentration, Moggallāna, has been fully explained by me,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati.
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna. [6]

Upekkhāsambojjhaṅgo kho Moggallāna mayā sammad-akkhāto,
The factor of Complete Awakening that is equanimity, Moggallāna, has been fully explained by me,

bhāvito bahulīkato abhiññāya Sambodhāya Nibbānāya saṁvattati.
when developed and made much of it leads to deep knowledge, Complete Awakening, and Nibbāna. [7]

Ime kho Moggallāna satta Bojjhaṅgā mayā sammad-akkhātā,
These are the seven factors of Awakening, Moggallāna, which have been fully explained by me,

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

“Taggha Bhagava Bojjhaṅgā!
“Surely, Fortunate One, (these are) the factors of Awakening!

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

Idam-avoca Bhagavā,
The Fortunate One said this,

attamano āyasmā Mahāmoggallāno Bhagavato bhāsitaṁ abhinandi,
and venerable Mahā Moggallāna was uplifted and greatly rejoiced in what was said by the Fortunate One,

vuṭṭhahi cāyasmā Mahāmoggallāno tamhā ābādhā,
and venerable Mahā Moggallāna recovered from that affliction,

tathā pahīno cāyasmato Mahāmoggallānassa so ābādho ahosī ti.
and by that venerable Mahā Moggallāna’s affliction was brought to an end.

 

Bhavatu sabbamaṅgalaṁ, rakkhantu sabbadevatā,
May there be every blessing, and may all of the gods protect you,

sabba-Buddhānubhāvena sadā sukhī bhavantu te!
by the power of all the Buddhas may you be well forever!

Bhavatu sabbamaṅgalaṁ, rakkhantu sabbadevatā,
May there be every blessing, and may all of the gods protect you,

sabba-Dhammānubhāvena sadā sukhī bhavantu te!
by the power of all that is Dhamma may you be well forever!

Bhavatu sabbamaṅgalaṁ, rakkhantu sabbadevatā,
May there be every blessing, and may all of the gods protect you,

sabba-Saṅghānubhāvena sadā sukhī bhavantu te!
by the power of the whole Sangha may you be well forever!