Sutta Translation

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"Aakaasasama.m, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavehi. Aakaasasama˝hi te, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavayato uppannaa manaapaamanaapaa phassaa citta.m na pariyaadaaya .thassanti. Seyyathaapi, Raahula, aakaaso na katthaci pati.t.thito; evameva kho tva.m, Raahula, aakaasasama.m bhaavana.m bhaavehi. Aakaasasama˝hi te, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavayato uppannaa manaapaamanaapaa phassaa citta.m na pariyaadaaya .thassanti.

"Aakaasa-sama.m, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavehi.
space-like / Rahula / mental development / cultivate
"Rahula, cultivate the mental development that is like space.


Aakaasasama˝hi te, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavayato
space-like / for you / Rahula / mental development / is cultivating
Rahula, for you who are cultivating the mental development that is like space,


uppannaa manaapaamanaapaa phassaa citta.m na pariyaadaaya .thassanti.
arisen / pleasant and unpleasant / impressions / mind / not / having overcome / will persist
pleasant and unpleasant impressions that have arisen will not persistently overwhelm the mind.


Seyyathaapi, Raahula, aakaaso na katthaci pati.t.thito;
just as / Rahula / space / not somewhere / established
Just as, Rahula, space does not settle anywhere,

  • katthaci (ind.) somewhere.
  • pati.t.thita (p.p. of pati.t.thahati) established, settled.

evameva kho tva.m, Raahula, aakaasasama.m bhaavana.m bhaavehi.
likewise / indeed / you / Rahula / space-like / mental development / cultivate
likewise, Rahula, you should cultivate the mental development that is like space.


Aakaasasama˝hi te, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavayato uppannaa manaapaamanaapaa phassaa citta.m na pariyaadaaya .thassanti.
space-like / for you / Rahula / mental development / is cultivating / arisen / pleasant and unpleasant / impressions / mind / not / having overcome / will persist
Rahula, for you who are cultivating the mental development that is like space, pleasant and unpleasant impressions that have arisen will not persistently overwhelm the mind.

"Rahula, cultivate the mental development that is like space. Rahula, for you who are cultivating the mental development that is like space, pleasant and unpleasant impressions that have arisen will not persistently overwhelm the mind. Just as, Rahula, space does not settle anywhere, likewise, Rahula, you should cultivate the mental development that is like space. Rahula, for you who are cultivating the mental development that is like space, pleasant and unpleasant impressions that have arisen will not persistently overwhelm the mind.

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