Sutta Nipāta 5.5

Metta­gū­māṇava­pucchā

“Pucchāmi taṃ bhagavā brūhi me taṃ,
(iccāyasmā mettagū):
Maññāmi taṃ vedaguṃ bhāvitattaṃ;
Kuto nu dukkhā samudāgatā ime,
Ye keci lokasmi­maneka­rūpā”.

“Dukkhassa ve maṃ pabhavaṃ apucchasi,
(mettagūti bhagavā):
Taṃ te pavakkhāmi yathā pajānaṃ;
Upadhinidānā pabhavanti dukkhā,
Ye keci lokasmi­maneka­rūpā.

Yo ve avidvā upadhiṃ karoti,
Punappunaṃ dukkhamupeti mando;
Tasmā pajānaṃ upadhiṃ na kayirā,
Dukkhassa jātip­pabha­vā­nu­passī”.

“Yaṃ taṃ apucchimha akittayī no,
Aññaṃ taṃ pucchāma tadiṅgha brūhi;
Kathaṃ nu dhīrā vitaranti oghaṃ,
Jātiṃ jaraṃ soka­parid­davañca;
Taṃ me muni sādhu viyākarohi,
Tathā hi te vidito esa dhammo”.

“Kittayissāmi te dhammaṃ,
(mettagūti bhagavā):
Diṭṭhe dhamme anītihaṃ;
Yaṃ viditvā sato caraṃ,
Tare loke visattikaṃ”.

“Tañcāhaṃ abhinandāmi,
mahesi dhammamuttamaṃ;
Yaṃ viditvā sato caraṃ,
tare loke visattikaṃ”.

“Yaṃ kiñci sampajānāsi,
(mettagūti bhagavā):
Uddhaṃ adho tiriyañcāpi majjhe;
Etesu nandiñca nivesanañca,
Panujja viññāṇaṃ bhave na tiṭṭhe.

Evaṃvihārī sato appamatto,
Bhikkhu caraṃ hitvā mamāyitāni;
Jātiṃ jaraṃ soka­parid­davañca,
Idheva vidvā pajaheyya dukkhaṃ”.

“Etābhinandāmi vaco mahesino,
Sukittitaṃ gotama­nūpadhī­kaṃ;
Addhā hi bhagavā pahāsi dukkhaṃ,
Tathā hi te vidito esa dhammo.

Te cāpi nūnappajaheyyu dukkhaṃ,
Ye tvaṃ muni aṭṭhitaṃ ovadeyya;
Taṃ taṃ namassāmi samecca nāga,
Appeva maṃ bhagavā aṭṭhitaṃ ovadeyya”.

“Yaṃ brāhmaṇaṃ vedagu­mā­bhi­jaññā,
Akiñcanaṃ kāmabhave asattaṃ;
Addhā hi so oghamimaṃ atāri,
Tiṇṇo ca pāraṃ akhilo akaṅkho.

Vidvā ca yo vedagū naro idha,
Bhavābhave saṅgamimaṃ visajja;
So vītataṇho anīgho nirāso,
Atāri so jātijaranti brūmī”ti.

Metta­gū­māṇava­pucchā catutthī.