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Dhammapada Dhammapada Verse 280 Padhanakammikatissatthera Vatthu-The Lazy Miss The Path
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• Ekoji Buddhist Temple, Fairfax Station
DN 22 - (D ii 290)
This sutta is widely considered as a the main reference for meditation practice.
Note: infobubbles on all Pali words
Kathaṃ ca pana, bhikkhave, bhikkhu citte cittānupassī viharati?
III. Observation of Citta
And furthermore, bhikkhus, how does a bhikkhu dwell observing citta in citta?
Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu sa·rāgaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘sa·rāgaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, vīta·rāgaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘vīta·rāgaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, sa·dosaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘sa·dosaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, vīta·dosaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘vīta·dosaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, sa·mohaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘sa·mohaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, vīta·mohaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘vīta·mohaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, saṅkhittaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘saṅkhittaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, vikkhittaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘vikkhittaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, mahaggataṃ vā cittaṃ ‘mahaggataṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, a·mahaggataṃ vā cittaṃ ‘a·mahaggataṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, sa·uttaraṃ vā cittaṃ ‘sa·uttaraṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, an·uttaraṃ vā cittaṃ ‘an·uttaraṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, samāhitaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘samāhitaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, a·samāhitaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘a·samāhitaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, vimuttaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘vimuttaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti, a·vimuttaṃ vā cittaṃ ‘a·vimuttaṃ cittaṃ’ ti pajānāti.
Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu understands citta with rāga as “citta with rāga“, or he understands citta without rāga as “citta without rāga“, or he understands citta with dosa as “citta with dosa“, or he understands citta without dosa as “citta without dosa“, or he understands citta with moha as “citta with moha“, or he understands citta without moha as “citta without moha“, or he understands a collected citta as “a collected citta“, or he understands a scattered citta as “a scattered citta“, or he understands an expanded citta as “an expanded citta“, or he understands an unexpanded citta as “an unexpanded citta“, or he understands a surpassable citta as “a surpassable citta“, or he understands an unsurpassable citta as “an unsurpassable citta“, or he understands a concentrated citta as “a concentrated citta“, or he understands an unconcentrated citta as “an unconcentrated citta“, or he understands a liberated citta as “a liberated citta“, or he understands an unliberated citta as “an unliberated citta“.
Iti ajjhattaṃ vā citte cittānupassī viharati, bahiddhā vā citte cittānupassī viharati, ajjhatta-bahiddhā vā citte cittānupassī viharati; samudaya-dhamm·ānupassī vā cittasmiṃ viharati, vaya-dhamm·ānupassī vā cittasmiṃ viharati, samudaya-vaya-dhamm·ānupassī vā cittasmiṃ viharati; ‘atthi cittaṃ’ ti vā pan·assa sati paccupaṭṭhitā hoti, yāvadeva ñāṇa·mattāya paṭissati·mattāya, a·nissito ca viharati, na ca kiñci loke upādiyati. Evam·pi kho, bhikkhave, bhikkhu citte cittānupassī viharati.
Thus he dwells observing citta in citta internally, or he dwells observing citta in citta externally, or he dwells observing citta in citta internally and externally; he dwells observing the samudaya of phenomena in citta, or he dwells observing the passing away of phenomena in citta, or he dwells observing the samudaya and passing away of phenomena in citta; or else, [realizing:] “this is citta!” sati is present in him, just to the extent of mere ñāṇa and mere paṭissati, he dwells detached, and does not cling to anything in the world. Thus, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu dwells observing citta in citta.
III. Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை கூர்ந்து கவனித்தல்
மற்றும் இப்போது எவ்வாறு பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்?
மற்றும் இப்போது எவ்வாறு பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga ஆர்வ வேட்கையை ” Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga ஆர்வ வேட்கையாக” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றதை, “Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை rāga ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றது” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது
Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையை Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையாக” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,”Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றதை, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை dosa வெறுப்பு ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றது” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், அல்லது Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை moha மருட்சி ஆர்வ வேட்கையை “Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை moha மருட்சி ஆர்வ வேட்கை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,”Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை moha மருட்சி ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றதை, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை moha மருட்சி ஆர்வ வேட்கையற்றது” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், அல்லது ஒரு சேர்த்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு சேர்த்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், ஒரு சிதறலான
Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு சிதறலான Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்யாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு விரிவாக்கம் செய்யாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு மிக மேற்பட்ட Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு மிக மேற்பட்ட Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், ஒரு மிக மேற்படாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு மிக மேற்படாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு திண்மையான Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு திண்மையான Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், ஒரு திண்மையற்ற Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு திண்மையற்ற Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்,அல்லது ஒரு விடுதலை செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு விடுதலை செய்த Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார், ஒரு விடுதலை செய்யாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை “ஒரு விடுதலை செய்யாத Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலை” என புரிந்துகொள்கிரார்.
இவ்வாறு அவர் Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார், அல்லது அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் வெளியே கூர்ந்த கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்;samudaya of phenomena புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க தோற்றம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார், புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க கழிதல் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார், samudaya and passing away of phenomena புலன்களால் உணரத்தக்க தோற்றம் மற்றும் கழிதல் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார், இல்லாவிடில் “இது citta அகநிலை” என உணர்ந்து, sati விழிப்பு நிலை அவருக்குள் வந்திருக்கிறது, சும்மா வெறும் ñāṇa ஓர்அளவு ஞானம் மற்றும் ஓர்அளவு paṭissati என எண்ணி பற்றறு வாசம் செய்கிரார். மற்றும் உலகத்தில் சிறிதளவாவது பற்றிக்கொள்ளாது,அவ்வாறாக பிக்குக்களுக்களே, ஒரு பிக்கு, Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையை in Citta மனம் அதனுடைய அகநிலையில் கூர்ந்து கவனித்து வாசம் செய்கிரார்.
Verse 280. The Lazy Miss The Path
Though time to strive, not striving,
while young and strong yet indeed,
weak-minded and irresolute:
one finds not wisdom’s way.
Explanation: If an individual does not make
an effort even at a time when exertion is due, if a person is lethargic
even when he is young and strong; if a person suppresses the wholesome
thoughts that arise in his mind, if he is lazy, he will not find the path
Dhammapada Verse 280
Utthana kalamhi anutthahano
yuva bali Alasiyam upeto
samsanna sankappamano kusito
pannaya maggam alaso na vindati.
Verse 280: The idler who does not strive when he should be striving, who
though young and strong is given to idleness, whose thoughts are weak and
wandering, will not attain Magga Insight which can only be perceived by wisdom.
The Story of Thera Tissa the Idle One
While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (280) of
this book, with reference to Tissa, a lazy bhikkhu.
Once, five hundred young men were admitted into the Order by the Buddha in
Savatthi. After receiving a subject of meditation from the Buddha, all the new
bhikkhus except one went to the forest to practise meditation. They practised
zealously and vigilantly so that in due course all of them attained arahatship.
When they returned to the monastery to pay homage to him, the Buddha was very
pleased and satisfied with their achievement. Bhikkhu Tissa who stayed behind
did not try hard and therefore achieved nothing.
When Tissa found that the relationship between the Buddha and those bhikkhus
was very cordial and intimate, he felt rather neglected, and regretted that he
had wasted all that time. So he resolved to practise meditation throughout the
night. As he was walking in meditation on that night, he slipped and broke a
thigh bone. Other bhikkhus hearing his cry went to help him. On hearing about
the above incident the Buddha said, “Bhikkhus, one who does not strive
when he should be striving but idle away his time will not attain mental
absorption (jhana) and Magga Insight.”
Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:
|Verse 280: The idler who does not strive when he
should be striving, who though young and strong is given to idleness,
whose thoughts are weak and wandering, will not attain Magga Insight
which can only be perceived by wisdom.
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Ekoji Buddhist Temple is celebrating its
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performance they do every year. The last video
THE PENNY-WISE MONKEY
NCE upon a time the king of a large and rich country
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The king and his soldiers marched all morning long
and then went into camp in the forest.
When they fed the horses they gave them some peas to eat.
One of the Monkeys living in the forest saw the peas
and jumped down to get some of them.
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and up into the tree he went again, and sat down to eat the peas.
As he sat there eating the peas,
one pea fell from his hand to the ground.
At once the greedy Monkey dropped all the peas
he had in his hands, and ran down to hunt for the lost pea.
But he could not find that one pea. He climbed up into his tree again,
and sat still looking very glum.
“To get more, I threw away what I had,” he said to himself.
The king had watched the Monkey,
and he said to
him-  self: “I will not be like this foolish Monkey,
who lost much to gain a little. I will go back to my own country
and enjoy what I now have.”
So he and his men marched back home.
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features the spectacular
SR-71 Blackbird; 36 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the
Wright brothers’ kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer; early flight
memorabilia; a World War II diorama that includes the Tuskegee Airmen
and Women’s Airforc…
Throughout the Park there
are hands-on things to do for the whole family. The Civil War Store
also has a “Discovery Area” that features quality apparel, modern and
period games, books, collectibles and souvenirs that are perfect for
kids and youn…
The most comprehensive
collection of wildfowl carving in the world invites you to explore this
unique, indigenous North American art form from antique working decoys
to internationally acclaimed contemporary sculpture and painting.
The museum dedicated to
the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the
culture and natural history of Southern Maryland.
Explore the history, culture, and lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay and
Patuxent River all in one place!
Paint it yourself and
take it home the same day! Great gift items, sports themes, animal
figurines, holiday statures, wall art, a wide range of affordable items!
Birthday Parties, Girls Night Out, Scout troops
Whether you’re looking
for a tour of the plantation, a place for an educational program,
classroom visit, or a beautiful place to just enjoy the scenery,
Sotterley is the place!
Cmon down folks… to our
replica western town circa 1860 situated alongside of Frontier Town
Campground and only 5 minutes from Ocean City, Maryland. One of the many
fun family places to go if you’re looking for things to do with kids in
Sit in an eagle’s nest,
explore a cave, tinker in the inventor’s lab, and more - the kids learn
through hands on interactive play. One of the many good fun places to go
if you’re looking for things to do with kids in Virginia
Everywhere you look there
is something cool to do to — move the earth, explore space, solve a
crime, see rats play basketball, ride a Segway and see a giant IMAX
movie. This science museum in a historic train station has something for
Maymont is home to many
native Virginia animals including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians
and fish. Hundreds of animals, representing more than 100 species,
reside within Maymont’s groundsat the Children’s Farm, in the Wildlife
Exhibits and in t…
Housed in a building with
a 100 years of history, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural
History Center contains a nationally recognized collection of Native
American artifacts, exhibits, and natural history displays.
18-hole championship mini
golf, Go Karts, snacks, games room, pool table and video arcade.
Ceramic Zone is a cozy
little PYOP studio located in the country. We offer Paint Your Own
Pottery, Fused Glass, and Mosaics. Fun for all ages. We offer various
party packages also.
Jefferson Patterson Park
and Museum is a state history and archaeology museum exploring the
changing cultures and environment of the Chesapeake Bay region of the
past 12,000 years.
Giant, old oaks draped in
Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose
Creek joins the Pamlico River.
Jolly Roger Amusement
Park has rides and games the whole family can enjoy. And as always,
there is never a charge to just relax and stroll through Ocean City’s
only full-service Family Amusement Facility.
The number 1 motorsports
facility in the region, see insane 6,000+ horsepower Top Fuel Dragsters,
incredible 300 mph passes from the exotic Jet Cars, six second Mountain
Motor Pro Stocks, nitrous breathing and supercharged Pro Mods, 1/4 mile
You’ll find captivating
exhibits featuring the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and Ocean
City History. We also have on display a Mermaid Collection, Shipwreck
Artifacts, Sands of the World, and Bathing Fashions. Aquariums featuring
Ocean City’s family
funplex. Indoor climbing maze with ball-pit, Laser Storm, outdoor alien
themed mini-golf and arcade.
Ocean City’s Premier Miniature Golf Courses For Over 40 Years!
Play Our 7 Elaborately Themed Courses at 4 Ocean City Locations.
Indoor Golf Open Year Round on 68th St.
Fun for the whole family.
Don’t forget our 2 family arcades at our 68th …
Roar through the Ocean
City inlet into the mighty Atlantic on-board the world’s original giant
Family fun awaits at the
North end of Ocean City! Play miniature golf on our beautifully
landscaped course, test your game skills in our Boardwalk- style arcade,
or grab a bite to eat from the snack bar while the little ones play on
the pirate ship!
BRING THE CHILDREN —
preschool to adult — or just come yourself. On the Boardwalk by the
Inlet, between South Division and South First Street, is where you’ll
find action, excitement and the picture-taking time of your life!
Travel to a world of
pirates and volcanoes just off Coastal Highway while playing two of the
most innovative and challenging miniature golf courses in Ocean City.
Pirate ships, caves and “water hazards” are just some of the obstacles
Splash Mountain does it
again. Challenge yourself with the Eye the Hurricane or challenge Family
and Friends at the Six Lane Super Racer!
They’ve got the most
hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage
shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. Kings Dominion
is 400 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family!
This themed waterpark
with six slides, kiddie pool and a 2,800-sq.-ft. activity pool has
something for everyone in the family. We feature a Black Hole body slide
and one-of-a-kind water dumping Viking ship, along with twister slides
and three kiddie …
Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving our
maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is
the product of years of research and hard work.
Viking Golf family park
is located in Fenwick Island Delaware just seconds north of Ocean City
Maryland. A shore tradition, our park includes one of the most
challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses, a go-kart track, Thunder
Lagoon Waterpark as wel…
Hop aboard the Safari
Train and take a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah. Get up
close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided
Indoor play and party
centre for the smaller party goer (7 and under)
Experience the excitement
of treasure hunting in the waters of the Atlantic; step back in time to
the era of exploration when Spain ruled the seas and the treasures of
the New World were flowing into the coffers of King Philip IV.
The Chesapeake Bay
Maritime Museum is a fun, family place that connects people with the
Chesapeake Bay. You’ll carry memories of your visit for years and years
to come. And with a full slate of special events, you’ll be back soon.
Our zoo features exotic
insects, arachnids, and crustaceans from around the world. Yikes, we
also have a pet snake”Fred”, two family member turtles, frogs and toads,
Sammy salamander and so much more! And visitors can view hundreds of
specimens and s…
Cape Henlopen’s beaches
attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing.
Two designated swimming beaches provide lifeguard patrols between
Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Umbrellas can be rented during the
summer. The northe…
Pirate Cruise for Kids
Waterpark and more ! Jungle Jim’s has a large waterpark and a variety of
rides for all ages with go-karts,bumperboats, mini-golf, batting cages,
and more. River Safar Cafe serves all types of food and snacks.
A 143-acre refuge
maintained by the Nature Conservatory along the banks of the Broadkill
River. Features native flora and fauna, including rare plants and more
than 100 bird species. Several distinct habitats represented, such as
upland forest, tidal…
Should the humdrum of
nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to
Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5
hour drive from the Research Triangle.
White Water Mountain
Water Park invites you and your family to get wet! Cool off in our two
pools, and don’t forget to try our body flumes and super-fast
waterslides. One of the many fun family places to visit if you’re
looking for the best things …
Affordable family fun
awaits you at Rehoboth Beach’s premier fun destination, Midway Speedway
Midway Speedway is “your place to race” featuring five go-kart tracks
including two designed specially for Kiddie drivers and 10 different
A family fun center on
the boardwalk with 18 rides, video games arcade with electronic shooting
gallery. One of the many fun family places to go if you’re looking for
the best things to do with kids in Delaware
This three-mile stretch
of barrier island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along
Delaware’s Atlantic coast.
Holts Landing is an
undiscovered facet of the Diamond State’s park system. The 203-acres
area contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bay shore beach to
grassy fields and hardwood forests. Historically, the shores of the
inland bays were hom…
Funland is a family
amusement center located on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The park offers great entertainment for the whole family, featuring 19
rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games
and redemption …
Central Park Funland,
Virginia’s largest Family Entertainment Center, is the perfect place to
have some fun. Our 40,000+ square foot facility sits on over 4 acres and
is open 364 days a year.
Gari Melchers Home and
Studio at Belmont consists of an art studio, historic house museum, and
restored gardens and grounds. Woodland paths, a museum shop, and picnic
area are also available.
We are a new unique kids
gym located in Fredericksburg, VA. At Great Play children ages 6 months
to 5th grade develop motor skills, sport skills, fitness and
coordination through instruction and fun, structured play, in an
exciting Interactive Arena�…
There are so many fun places to go with kids in Virginia - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks,
water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of
interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look
below, lots of the best things to do with children in VA