Sutra 1.5

From sipra's trip to the Southwest

From sipra's trip to the Southwest

वृत्तयः पञ्चतय्यः क्लिष्टाक्लिष्टाः॥५॥

vrittaya-ha pancha-ta-i-ah-ha klishta aklishta-ha

Barbara Miller’s translation of this sutra or ‘thread’ is: ‘The turnings of thought, whether corrupted or immune to the forces of corruption, are of five kinds.’ How many thoughts do you have that are a clear stream of absolute truth? No matter what the quality of each thought, all thoughts either are painful or free of pain.

Chris Johnson