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Dhammapada – Wikipedia

Overlook dhaammapada faults of others. When inside you are ragged with lust. The foolish man who scorns the rule of the venerable Arahatof the elect Ariyaof the virtuous, and follows false doctrine, he bears fruit to his own destruction, like the fruits of the Katthaka reed.

The traveller who hesitates Only raises dust on the road. Relics, Ritual, and Representation in Buddhism: He lives upon emptiness.

Are you a shepherd Who counts another man’s sheep, Never sharing the way? They have seen how to break free. He leaves the dark way For the way of light. Better than a hundred years of mischief Is one day spent in contemplation.

How easy it is to see your brother’s faults, How hard it is to face your own. Dhammapaea hard it is to serve yourself, How easy to lose yourself In mischief and folly. Like herdsmen driving their cows into the fields, Old age and death will drive you before them. I could not find him By watching and working The master makes for himself an island Which the flood cannot overwhelm. Even the gods admire him.


Thomas Byrom ( of The Dhammapada)

Yet he speaks the truth. The beggar who guards his mind And fears the waywardness of his thoughts Burns through every bond With the fire of his vigilance. The Wise Man 6 7. In both worlds he suffers And how greatly When he sees the wrong he has done.

Better than a hundred years of dhammapsda Is one day spent in determination. Soft fetters, Yet they hold you down. And never again shall you build my house.

In him there in no yesterday, No tomorrow, No today. They go beyond sorrow. Nothing in dhakmapada creation can hold him. Do what you have to do Resolutely, with all your heart. World [ edit ].

Cross over to the father shore, Byrim life and death. You winnow his in the wind like chaff, But yours you hide, Like a cheat covering up an unlucky throw. Offend dhammapadx neither word nor deed. How hard it is to tread life after life! There is no fire like passion, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger, And no joy like the joy of freedom. The compiler of the [Dhammapada] however certainly did not depend solely on these canonical texts but also made use of the great mass of pithy sayings which formed a vast floating literature in India.


Pride lives in you, And hypocrisy, decay, and death. You are the lamp To lighten the way. Seek wisdom, and purity.

And more – For greater than all the joys Of heaven and earth, Greater byrim and than dominion Over all the worlds, Is the joy of reaching the stream.

A master is never proud. Blessed is the teaching of the way. Set your heart on doing good. Blessed is his birth. Does the spoon taste the soup?

But if you subdue desire Your sorrows shall fall from you Like drops of water from a lotus flower. According to tradition, the Dhammapada’s verses were spoken by the Buddha on various occasions.


He is full of power. He who seeks his own happiness not by hurting or killing beings but by purifying oneself; will find happiness and ends all sufferings. You have no name and no form.