Dhammapada - Appamada Wagga



APPAMADA  VAGGA 

( HEED FULLNESS   )



                                                                                1.
                                  Appamado amatapadam       ........

                                                                   pamado macchunopadam
                                 Appamatta na mieeyahthi      ........   
                            
                                                                    Ye pamatta yatha matha

                                                                                2.

                               Etam visesatho nathava         .........

                                                                 appamadami panditha
                               Appamade pamodanthi          .........
                                                                ariyanam gochare rata 


                                                                              3. 
                              Te jahino satatika                     ..........
                                                                niccam dalaparakkamma
                               Phusanthi dhira nibbanam  ..........
                                                              yogakkhemam anutharam. 



                                            THE HEEDLESS DIE ; THE HEEDFUL DO NOT  

          1Meaning - Heed fullness is the path to the deathless,heedlessness is the path to  
                                  death. The heedful do not die , the heedless are lie unto the dead  

          2. Meaning  - Distinctly understanding this ( difference ) the wise ( intent ) on 
                                  heedfulness rejoice in in heedfulness , delighting in the realm of the 
                                  Ariyas.

          3. Meaning - The constantly meditative the ever steadfastly ones realize the bond free 

                                  supreme Nibbana.


                                                                              4.

                             Uttanavatho Sathimatho                  .................

                                                                    suchikammassa Nissamkarino 

                            Sannathassa cha Dhammajeewino .................

                                                                  appamathassa yasobhi Waddathie   

   
THE ENERGETIC PROPOSER  

        4.  Meaning -  The glory of him who is energetic , mindful, pure in deed , considerate, 
                                 self controlled , right living , and heedful steadily increases.   



                                                                           5.

                              Uttanenappamadena        .........................

                                                                     sannamena damena cha

                              Dipam kayiratha medhavi  ....................... 

                                                                     yam ogho n' abhikirrathi




BY THEIR EFFORTS THE WISE CREATE
THEIR OWN HEAVENS


        5. Meaning -  By sustained efforts , earnestness , discipline , and self - control let the 
                                wise man make for himself an island, which no flood overwhelms  

    
                                                                          6.

                             Pamadamanuyunjanti      ...................

                                                                   bala dummedhino jana

                            Appamadan cha medhavi ................

                                                                  dhanam settam va rakkahathi


                                                                         7.

                            Ma pamadamanuyujetha ....................

                                                                  ma kamaratisanthavam

                            Appamatto hi jayantho     ......................

                                                                 papothi vipulam sukham 


BE HEEDFUL NOT HEEDLESS

           6.  Meaning - The ignorant folish folk indulge in heedlessness; the wise man guards 
                                   earnestness as the greatest treasure
 
          7.  Meaning -  Indulge not in heedlessness; have no intimacy with sensuous  
                                   delights . Verily , the earnest meditative person obtains abundant bliss
 

                                                                          8

                             Pamadam Appmadena .........................

                                                             yadda nudathi panditho

                             Pannapasadamaruyha

                                                             asoko sokinim pajam 

                             Pabbatattho  va  bhummatthe 

                                                           dhiro bale avekkahathi 

HEEDLESSNESS SHOULD BE CONQURED BY HEED FULNESS

           8. Meaning -   When an understanding one discards heedlessness by heed fullness , 
                                    he free from sorrow , ascends to the place of wisdom and surveys the 
                                    sorrowing folk as a wise mountaineer surveys the ignorant groundings.


                                                                       9.

                           Appmatto Pamathesu  .......................

                                                          Suttesu bahujagaro 

                          Abalasam va Siggasso 

                                                         Hiiwa yasi Summedhaaso  
 


THE STRENUOUS AND THE ALERT OVERTAKE THE THOUGHTLESS AND THE INDOLENT 


             9. Meaning -      Heedful amongst the Heedless , widely awake the slumbering ,
                                         the wise   man , advances as  does a Horse , leaving a weak jade
                                        behind. 


                                                                   10.
 

                             Appamadena Maghava   ......................


                                                     Devanam Settham Gatho


                            Appmaddam pasamsanti .......................


                                                   pamado garahito sada



  EARNESSNESS LEADS TO SOVEREIGNTY


           10.Meaning -     By earnessness Maga Mahanavaka ( The Layman called Maga )
                                       rose  to the Lordship of the Gods ( Sakara )  . Thus earnestness  is
                                       ever   praised , but negligence is ever  despised.


                                                                  11.





                          Appamadaratho Bikkhu ....................


                                                  Pamade Bayadassiwa


                        Sannojanam anum thulam..................


                                                Daham Aggi va gacchathi  





                                                                 THE HEEDFULL ADVANCE


             11. Meaning -        The Bhikkhu who  delights in  heedfulness, looks with fear on 
                                        heedlessness , advances   like a Fire that burns all fetters great 
                                        and small. 


                                                             12.

                         
                        Appamadaratho Bikkhu    ....................


                                                  Pamade Bayadassiwa


                        Abahabbo parihanaya ....................


                                                Nibbanaa eva santhike   




                       THE HEEDFUL ARE IN TYE PRESENCE OF NIBBANA

            12. Meaning -    The Bhikkhu who  delights in  heed fulness, looks with fear on 
                                        heedlessness , is not liable to fall and hes is in the presence of 
                                       Nibbana. 





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