SN V 46.7 The Peaked House

SN V 46.7 The Peaked House

 

Kūṭāgāra Sutta #

 

 

“B hikkhus, 

Just as the rafters of a gabled house

All lean to the roof peak, 

Slope to the roof peak, 

And Incline to the roof peak.

 

In the same way bhikkhus, a bhikkhu 

Who has developed the seven supports of awakening,

Who has cultivated the seven supports of awakening,

Leans towards Nibbāna.

Slopes towards Nibbāna

Inclines towards Nibbāna

 

And how does a bhikkhu

Develop the seven supports of awakening,

Cultivates the seven supports of awakening,

So that one

            Leans towards Nibbāna.

Slopes towards Nibbāna

Inclines towards Nibbāna?

 

 

Here bhikkhus,

A bhikkhu develops 

The support for awakening of Presence,

Rooted upon letting go, 

Rooted upon pacification,

Rooted upon release,

And maturing into surrender. 

 

A bhikkhu develops 

The support for Awakening of Seeking the Dhamma, 

Rooted upon letting go, 

Rooted upon pacification,

Rooted upon release,

And maturing into surrender.

 

A bhikkhu develops 

The support for Awakening of Enthusiasm, 

Rooted upon letting go, 

Rooted upon pacification,

Rooted upon release,

And maturing into surrender.

 

A bhikkhu develops 

The support for Awakening of Bliss,

Rooted upon letting go, 

Rooted upon pacification,

Rooted upon release,

And maturing into surrender.

 

A bhikkhu develops 

The support for Awakening of Calm,

Rooted upon letting go, 

Rooted upon pacification,

Rooted upon release,

Maturing into surrender.

 

A bhikkhu develops 

The support for Awakening of Collectedness,

Rooted upon letting go, 

Rooted upon pacification,

Rooted upon release,

Maturing into surrender.

 

A bhikkhu develops 

The support for Awakening of Poise,

Rooted upon letting go, 

Rooted upon pacification,

Rooted upon release,

Maturing into surrender.          

 

 

In this way, a bhikkhu is one

Who has developed the seven supports of awakening,

Who has cultivated the seven supports of awakening,

So that one

Leans towards Nibbāna.

Slopes towards Nibbāna

Inclines towards Nibbāna.

 

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