7. අනවස්සුතචිත්තස්ස – අනන්වාහතචේතසෝ
පුඤ්ඤපාපපහීනස්ස – නත්ථි ජාගරතෝ භයං
කෙනෙකුගේ සිත තුළ – නොවැගිරෙයි නම් රාගය
ද්වේෂයෙන් කිසි කලක – පහර කන සිත් නැති විට
පින් පව් හැමදෙයම – දුරු කළ සිතින් සිටිනා
නිදිවරන ඒ රහතුන් – කිසිදිනක තැති නොගනිති
මම මේ වැඬේ කරනවා කියලා තමා කරන කටයුත්ත ගැන ස්ථිරව සිත පිහිටුවා ගන්නෙ නැත්නම්. කිසි දෙයක් සාර්ථක කරගන්නට බැහැ. පොඩි දරුවන්ට පොත පත පාඩම් කිරීමට වුනත් එහෙම තමයි. තමන් තුළ ලොකු අධිෂ්ඨානයක් තිබෙන්නට ඕන. එතකොට බාහිර දේවල් වලට සිත යොමුවෙන්නෙ නැහැ. ටීවී බල බල ඉන්න සිත යොමු වෙන්නෙ නැහැ. සෙල්ලමටම සිත යොමු වෙන්නෙ නැහැ. විකාර දේවල්වලට යොමු නොවී පොත පතේ වැඩ වුනත් හොඳින් කරගන්නට පුළුවන්.
නමුත් සිත රැකගන්නවා නම් ඒ කෙනා බේරෙනවා. සිත රැක ගන්නට තියෙන්නේ සතර සතිපට්ඨානය තුළමයි. සතර සතිපට්ඨානය තුළ හොඳින් සිත රැකගන්නා කෙනා තම සිත රාග අරමුණු වලින් තෙමෙන්නට දෙන්නෙ නෑ. ඒ වගේම ද්වේෂය ඇතිවෙන අරමුණු වලින් බැට කන්නට දෙන්නෙ නෑ. හැම තිස්සේම සිත රැකගන්නවා. භාවනාව දියුණු කරනවා. සීලයත්, සමාධියත්, ප්රඥාවත් හොඳින් ප්රගුණ කරනවා. ඒ තුළින්ම පින් පව් ප්රහාණය කරලා නිවන ස්පර්ශ කරනවා. නිදි වරමින් බණ භාවනා කරන ඒ වීරියවන්ත රහතන් වහන්සේ හට භයක් ඇතිවන්නට කිසි කරුණක් නැහැ.
Verse 39. The Wide-Awake Is Unfrightened
One of unflooded mind,
a mind that is not battered,
abandoning evil, merit too,
no fear for One Awake.
Explanation: For the person who’s mind is not dampened by passion, unaffected by ill-will and who has risen above both good and evil, there is no fear because he is wide-awake.
Once, there lived in Savatthi, a senior bhikkhu by the name of Samgharakkhita. When his sister gave birth to a son, she named the child after the thera and he came to be known as Samgharakkhita Bhagineyya. The nephew Samgharakkhita, in due course, was admitted into the Order. While the young bhikkhu was staying in a village monastery he was offered two sets of robes, and he intended to offer one to his uncle, the thera.
At the end of the vassa he went to his uncle to pay respect to him and offered the robe to the thera. But, the uncle declined to accept the robe, saying that he had enough. Although he repeated his request, the thera would not accept. The young bhikkhu felt disheartened and thought that since his uncle was so unwilling to share the requisites with him, it would be better for him to leave the Order and live the life of a layman.
From that point, his mind wandered and a train of thoughts followed. He thought that after leaving the Order he would sell the robe and buy a she-goat; that she-goat would breed quickly and soon he would make enough money to enable him to marry; his wife would give birth to a son. He would take his wife and child in a small cart to visit his uncle at the monastery. On the way, he would say that he would carry the child; she would tell him to drive the cart and not to bother about the child. He would insist and grab the child from her; between them the child would drop on the cart-track and the wheel would pass over the child. He would get so furious with his wife that he would strike her with the goading-stick.
At that time he was fanning the thera with a palmyra fan and he absentmindedly struck the head of the thera with the fan. The thera, knowing the thoughts of the young bhikkhu, said, "You were unable to beat your wife; why have you beaten an old bhikkhu?" Young Samgharakkhita was very much surprised and embarrassed at the words of the old bhikkhu; he also became extremely frightened. So he fled. Young bhikkhus and novices of the monastery chased him and finally took him to the presence of the Buddha.
When told about the whole episode, the Buddha said that the mind has the ability to think of an object even though it might be far away, and that one should strive hard for liberation from the bondage of passion, ill will and ignorance.