Reply To: Rare Things


“Kiccho” means very rare, extremely rare.
– “maccana jivitam” means “a man’s life”. “Macca” is a man (woman) with a physical body. Even within a human bhava, birth with a physical body is not guaranteed/can be difficult.

So, it says that it is extremely rare to get a human (manussa) birth, to have a physical human body, to hear (correct) Buddha Dhamma, and for a Buddha to arise in the world.

The following translation seems to be the closest: “Dhammapada Verse 182