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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Dhammapada - The Essential Teaching of The Buddha

Chapter XVII

222 He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins.
226 Those who are ever watchful, who study day and night, and who strive after Nirvana, their passions will come to an end.
227 This is an old saying, O Atula, this is not as if of to-day: 'They blame him who sits silent, they blame him who speaks much, they also blame him who says little; there is no one on earth who is not blamed.' 
 228 There never was, there never will be, nor is there now, a man who is always blamed, or a man who is always praised.
231 Beware of bodily anger, and control thy body! Leave the sins of the body, and with thy body practise virtue!
 232 Beware of the anger of the tongue, and control thy tongue! Leave the sins of the tongue, and practise virtue whit thy tongue!
 233 Beware of the anger of the mind, and control thy mind! Leave the sins of the mind, and practise virtue whit thy mind!
 234 The wise who control their body, who control their tongue, the wise who control their mind, are indeed well controlled.

Chapter XVIII

 239 Let a wise man blow off the impurities of himself, as a smith blows off the impurities of silver, one by one, little by little, and from time to time.
243 But there is a taint worse than all taints, - ignorance is the greatest taint. O mendicants! throw of that taint, and become taintless! 
245 But life is hard to live for a modest man, who always looks for what is pure, who is disinterested, quite, spotless, and intelligent.
247 And the man who gives himself to drinking intoxicating liquors, he, even in this world, digs up his own root.
251 There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
253 If a man looks after the faults of others, and is always inclined to be offended, his own passions will grow, and he is far from destruction of passions.
155 There is no path through the air, a man is not a Samana outwardly. No creatures are eternal; but the awakened (Buddha) are never shaken.

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