Talk:Sn 143

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Passage 145

I would like to discuss the following passage, taken from the Mettasutta:

"145. Na ca khuddamācare kiñci, yena viññū pare upavadeyyuṃ;

Sukhino va khemino hontu, sabbasattā [sabbe sattā (sī. syā.)] bhavantu sukhitattā."


These are my problems:
khuddamācare --> khuddaṃ+samācare?

Sukhino va khemino --> Sukhino vā khemino? Or rather va as enclitic shortened version of iva after long vowels? I would prefer the first explanation since I wouldn't know how to translate it otherwise.

sukhitattā --> sukhita+attā. I assume my analysis is correct but it's quite an unusual choice of words.


This would be my translation so far (the brackets depict an optional addition, the square brackets a required one):

Not even something small may one perform, so that learned/wise (people) want to criticise others.

Happy or pleased shall [they] become. All beings shall be happy [in their] self.--Admin (talk) 22:32, 6 April 2013 (CEST)

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