Dhammapada - Chitta Wagga



CHITTA  VAGGA 

( MIND  )



1. 

                                Phandanam capalam Chittam ................

                                                        Durakkham dunnivarayam 

                              Ujum Karothi Medhavi              .................

                                                       Usukarova Thejanam 


2.

                               Varijova thale Khitto                 ....................

                                                       okamokata ubbhato   

                               Paripandhathi  midam cittam  ...................

                                                      Maradheyyam Pahatave 


STRENGTHEN YOUR FICKLE MIND 

 1. Meaning  -  The Flickering , fickle mind difficult to guard , difficult to control - The wise 
                           Person straightens it as Fletcher straightens and arrow. 


2. Meaning -    Like a fish that is drawn from its watery abode and thrown upon land , even so 
                          does this mind flutter . Hense  should the realm of the passions be shunned.   


3.

                              Dunniggahassa Lahuno         ...................

                                                            Yatha Kammani Pathino 

                              Chitthassa Dhammtho Sadu  ..................  

                                                           Chiththam Dantham Sukahavaham     

CONTROL YOUR MIND 

 3. Meaning  -  The Mind is Hard to check , swift and it fits wherever it listeth : to control it is go
                           to control it is good. A controlled mind is conducive to happiness.


4.

                              Sududdasam sunipunnam     .....................
                                                            
                                                          Yatha Kammani Pathinam 

                              Chittatham Rakethe Medhavi  ...................

                                                          Chittam Guttam Sukkhavaham  .

GURAD YOUR THOUGHTS 

  4. Meaning  -  The mind is very hard to perceive , extremely subtle , flits wherever it 
                            Listeth . Let the Wise Person Guard it ; A well Guarded mind is conducive to 
                            Happiness.   

5.

                            Duran gaman Eka Charan    ......................
                                                    
                                                        Asariram guhasiyam

                            Ye Chittam sannamessanthi .......................

                                                        Mokkanthi Mara Bandana 


FREE ARE THEY WHO HAVE CONTROLLED THEIR MINDS 

5.Meaning -  Faring Far , Wandering Alone , bodiless lying  in a cave 
                        is the mind. Those who sub due it are Freed from the Bond of Mara the Creator
                       Evil , Suffering and the Cycle of Birth and Death.


   6.

                           Anavathitha Chitassa .............................
                 
                                                 Saddhammam avijanatho

                           Pariplavapasadassa ...............................

                                                 Pannana Paripoorathi 

7.

                           Anavassutha Chitassa .............................
                 
                                                 Anavahatha cetta so

                           Punnpapa pahinassa ...............................

                                                Naththi Jagaratho Bayan


TO THE VIGILANT THERE IS NO FEAR 

6. Meaning - He who's mind is not steadfast , he who knows not the true doctrine,
                       He who has confidence in Wavers - The Wisdom of such a one will never be 
                       perfect.

7.Meaning - He whose mind is not soaked by lust , he who is not affected by hatred 
                      He who has transcended both good and evil - for such a vigilant one there is no 
                      Fear.   

                   
      8.

                         Kumbupamam Kayamimam vidithva ......................

                                                     Ngarupamam cittamidam thapethva

                         Yodetha maram  Pannayudhene        .......................

                                                     Jithan ca Rakke Anivesano Siya 

FORTIFY YOUR MIND AND BE NON ATTACHED 

8. Meaning -  Realizing that this body is ( As Fragile ) as a jar, establishing this Mind 
                         ( As Firm ) as a ( Fortified ) City , he should Attak Mara with the Weapon of 
                        Wisdom. He should Guard his conquest and be without Attachment .


9.

                         Asiram Vat Ayam Kayo .........................

                                        Pathavim Adhi Sesathi 

                        Chuddho ApethaVinnano .......................

                                       Nirathtam va Kaligaram 

9.Meaning - Before Long Alas ! This Body will lie upon the ground ,caste aside  devowed
                      Consciousness Even as a useless Charred Log.      


10.

                      Diso DisamYanthan Kaira ..........................

                                      Weriva Pana Werinam 

                     Michcha Panihitham Chittam ......................

                                      Papiyo nam Thatho Kare 


AN ILL DISPOSED MIND IS THE GREATEST ENEMY 

10.Meaning - What ever Harm a Foe May do to a Foe , or hater to a hater , An ill Directed 
                         Mind can do more harm than that , to any one.



11.


                     Na Tam Mata Pita Kaira  ...........................

                                    Anne va pi cha Nataka 

                     Samma Panihitham Cittam ......................

                                   Seiya So Nam Thatho Kare 


A WELL DIRECTED MIND IS FAR GREATER THAN EVEN YOUR OWN MOTHER AND FATHER

11. Meaning - What neither Mother nor Father nor any other relative can do ,A Well Directed 
                          Mind does and thereby elevates one. 



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