Reply To: Correct translation of this beauiful Goenka chant


This is actually a collection of verses from several different sources.

The first verse is from the Mahā Parinibbāna Sutta (DN 16):
“Aniccā vata sankhārā
Uppāda vaya dhamminō
Uuppajjitvā nirujjhanti
Te san vūpa samō sukhō”

I have explained this verse to have a bit different meaning here: “Aniccā vata Sankhārā…“.

The next two verses are Dhammapada verses 153 and 154.

The three verses after that are Dhammapada verses 277 through 279. There was a discussion about “sabbe sankhara” at the forum: “Sabbe Sankhara“.

I will try to translate those in the future when I have time. I am not sure where the last few verses are from.

It is interesting to see the difference in the recital of the first verse by Goenka and Waharaka Thero (in my post).