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Sn II.4

Maha-Mangala Sutta
Protection


Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
For free distribution only.

小部經集 II.4

大吉祥經

坦尼沙羅尊者英譯,良稹中譯

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I have heard that at one time the Blessed One was staying in Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then a certain deva, in the far extreme of the night, her extreme radiance lighting up the entirety of Jeta's Grove, approached the Blessed One. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side. As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse.

如是我聞,一時薄伽梵住舍衛城祇樹給孤獨精舍。有一天神,於深夜時分,身放強光、遍照祇樹,走近薄伽梵。走近跟前,向薄伽梵頂禮後,立於一邊。立於一邊後,她向薄伽梵口說一偈:

Many devas and humans beings
give thought to protection,
desiring well-being.
Tell, then, the highest protection.

諸天與世人,
想望吉祥、
希求安甯,
以此,請宣說至高的吉祥。

The Buddha:
Not consorting with fools,
consorting with the wise,
paying homage to those worthy of homage:
        This is the highest protection.

佛陀:

遠離愚人、
親近智者、
禮敬值得禮敬者:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Living in a civilized land,
having made merit in the past,
directing oneself rightly:
        This is the highest protection.

依往昔所修福德、
生活於文明國土[1]
志向端正:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Broad knowledge, skill,
well-mastered discipline,
well-spoken words:
        This is the highest protection.
 

博學、廣能、
精通律儀、
言語善宜:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Support for one's parents,
assistance to one's wife and children,
consistency in one's work:
        This is the highest protection.

奉養父母、
照顧妻兒、
行事周全:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Giving, living in rectitude,
assistance to one's relatives,
deeds that are blameless:
        This is the highest protection.

佈施、正命、
濟助親友、
行事無咎:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Avoiding, abstaining from evil;
refraining from intoxicants,
being heedful of the qualities of the mind:
        This is the highest protection.

戒諸惡行、
避諸醉品、
心智警醒:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Respect, humility,
contentment, gratitude,
hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions:
        This is the highest protection.

恭敬、謙卑、
知足、感恩、
適時聞法:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Patience, compliance,
seeing contemplatives,
discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions:
        This is the highest protection.

忍耐、受教、
親見沙門、
適時論法:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Austerity, celibacy,
seeing the Noble Truths,
realizing Unbinding:
        This is the highest protection.

儉樸、獨身、
親見聖諦、
實證涅槃:
        這是至高的吉祥。

A mind that, when touched
by the ways of the world,
is unshaken, sorrowless, dustless, at rest:
        This is the highest protection.

心觸世法、
不動、不哀、
無染、安住:
        這是至高的吉祥。

Everywhere undefeated
when acting in this way,
people go everywhere in well-being:
        This is their highest protection.

如此行持,
無往不勝、
隨處安甯:
        這是至高的吉祥。

[1]文明國土: 據英譯者,指承認修練心智之重要性的地方.
最近訂正 11-2-2009