Ud 1.1 First Discourse on Awakening

Paṭhamabodhi Sutta


Thus I have heard—

Once, the Awakened One was living at Uruvelā,

On the bank of the river Nerañjara,

At the root of the tree of Awakening,

Just after his complete awakening. [1]


On that occasion,

The Awakened One sat in one posture for seven days,

Experiencing the bliss of freedom. [2]


Then, when the week had passed

He emerged from this Samādhi,[3]

And, in the first part of the night,

Paid careful attention to the arising chain of causality: [4]


When there is this, that comes to be;

When this arises, there is the arising of that, that is— [5]


(1) Lack of discernment produces mental activities,

(2) Mental activities produce consciousness,

(3) Consciousness produces mind and body,

(4) Mind and body produce the six senses,

(5) The six senses produce contact,

(6) Contact produces experience,

(7) Experience produces wanting,

(8) Wanting produces attachment,

(9) Attachment produces a sense of self,

(10) The sense of self produces renewed existence,

(11) Renewed existence produces

(12) aging and death,

And the manifestation of sorrow, sadness, trouble, depression and anxiety.


This is how this whole mass of trouble come to be.


Then, having understood this,

the Awakened One let out this joyful revelation: [6]


“Surely, when the nature of things becomes clear,

To the devout meditating Brāhmaṇa,

At that time, all doubts vanish,

As one understands Nature and its cause.” [7]


[1] paṭhamābhisambuddho.

[2] vimuttisukhapaṭisaṃvedī.

[3] tamhā samādhimhā vuṭṭhahitvā

[4] paṭiccasamuppādaṃ anulomaṃ sādhukaṃ manasākāsi:

[5] “Iti imasmiṃ sati idaṃ hoti, imassuppādā idaṃ uppajjati, yadidaṃ

[6] Atha kho bhagavā etamatthaṃ viditvā tāyaṃ velāyaṃ imaṃ udānaṃ udānesi:

[7] “Yadā have pātubhavanti dhammā, Ātāpino jhāyato brāhmaṇassa; Athassa kaṅkhā vapayanti  sabbā, Yato pajānāti sahetudhamman”ti.



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