AN I 51-60 Section on Finger Snap

AN I 51-60 Section on Finger Snap

 

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Accharāsaṅghāta Sutta

 

 

53. Practicing Love for a Finger snap 

 

“If even for the time of a finger snap, 

A monk practices[1] with a mind of Love

 

I say that he is one who lives practicing[2] jhāna

One who practices the teacher’s teaching,

One who applies his instructions,

And one eats the country’s alms undeluded.[3]

What to say then of one who would cultivate it.[4]

 

 

54. Developing Love for a Finger snap

 

“If even for the time of a finger snap, bhikkhus

A monk develops [5] to have a mind of Love,

 

I say that he is one who lives practicing jhāna,

One who practices the teacher’s teaching,

One who applies his instructions,

And one eats the country’s alms undeluded.

What to say then of one who would cultivate it.”

 

 

55. Attending with Love for a Finger snap

 

“If even for the time of a finger snap, 

A monk attends[6] with a mind of Love,

 

I say that he is one who lives practicing jhāna

One who practices the teacher’s teaching,

One who applies his instructions,

And one eats the country’s alms undeluded.”

What to say then of one who would cultivate it.”

 


[1] Āsevati [ā + sev] to frequent, visit; to practise, pursue, indulge, enjoy

[2] Arittajjhāno: Aritta: a rudder. Or Ritta [pp. of riñcati; cp. atireka] devoid, empty, free, rid.

[3] Satthusāsanakaro Ovādapatikaro Amoghaṃ raṭṭhapiṇḍaṃ bhuñjati’.

[4] Ko pana vādo ye naṃ bahulīkarontī

[5] Bhāveti

[6] Manasi karoti

 

 

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