Thursday, February 07, 2008


We had a lovely practice day with Chardradassa, where we chanted in pali:

Imasmim sati, idam hoti.
Imass’ uppādā, idam uppajjati.
Imasmim asati, idam na hoti.
Imassa nirodhā, idham nirujjhati

I don't know how to make the m with the dot under it, but that's missing in the above text.

The above pali is translated in the Wikipedia article as:

When this is, that is.
From the arising of this comes the arising of that.
When this isn't, that isn't.
From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that

It's about condition existance. If we just understood it, we would have insight.

Wikipedia has a good article on Pratītyasamutpāda

I've had intellectual discussions about this, but it was cool to chant and meditate about it. Very good.

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