Sukhavaggo (Happiness) (Graham Patterson)

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Editor: Graham Patterson (submitted 2024-06-01).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sukhavaggo (Happiness)
Composer: Graham Patterson
Lyricist: Dhammapadacreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChant

Language: Pāli
Instruments: Percussion

First published: unpublished
Description: A devotional setting of three verses from the Buddhist text, Dhammapada, composed in 2012 for Triratna Buddhist choirs, (including non-readers) accompanied by gong and drum.

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Original text and translations

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Dhammapada vv.197-199

Susukhaṁ vata jīvāma verinesu averino
verinesu manussesu viharāma averino.

Susukhaṁ vata jīvāma āturesu anāturā
āturesu manussesu viharāma anāturā

Susukhaṁ vata jīvāma ussukesu anussukā
ussukesu manussesu viharāma anussukā

English.png English text

translated by Sangharakshita [permission granted]

Happy indeed we live, friendly amid the haters.
Among men who hate we dwell free from hate.

Happy indeed we live, healthy among the sick.
Among men who are sick, we dwell free from sickness.

Happy indeed we live, content among the greedy.
Among men who are greedy we dwell free from greed.

OM AH HUM (mantric syllables - untranslateable)