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The fool who thinks he is wise Is a fool indeed. Pull it out by the roots.

He leaves everything behind him He does not take offence And he does not give it. Illusion is a net, Desire is a rushing river. The messengers of death are at hand. He is not afraid. Give yourself to the journey. In addition, a number of the Dhammapada’s verses are identical with text from other parts of the Pali tipitaka hdammapada are directly attributed to the Buddha in the latter texts.

This body is bygom last, he says! The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay Does not travel far. Know the truth and find peace. The differing developments and rearrangements of the inherited material would have proceeded along similar lines to those which, in the Brahmanical schools, produced divergent but related collections of texts in the different Yajur-veda traditions.


The wise harm no one. Will you not dhammaoada for a light?

Do not make light of your failings, Saying, “What are they to me? In every trial Let understanding fight for you To defend what you have won. The tongue tastes the soup.

You float upon them And are carried from life to life. He resists all temptations.

How much finer Is the fragrance of virtue Than of sandalwood, rosebay, Of the blue lotus or jasmine! It was inevitable that differences in interpretation of teaching as well as of disciplinary practices would arise, with the result that about a century after the First Council was held a second gathering was called to affirm the purity of the doctrine.

And yet it byroj not good conduct That helps you upon the way, Nor ritual, nor book learning, Nor withdrawal into the self, Nor deep meditation.

For his spirit is an army. Quickly clear the way. By your own efforts The Dhammapada, www.


They are free from fear. By your own folly You will be brought as low As you worst enemy wishes. Who is wise, The eloquent or the quiet man? The Just If you determine your course With force or speed, You miss the way of the dharma. This is the way of brightness. Do your thoughts trouble you? Cross over to the father shore, Beyond life and death.


It is sweet to live arduously, And to master yourself. Alas for the man Who raises his hand against another, And even more for him Who returns the blow.

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Follow him, follow the way. As the rich merchant with few servants Shuns a dhammaoada road And the man who loves life shuns poison, Beware the dangers of folly and mischief. In this world and the next There is impurity and impurity: He has tamed his horses, Pride and the senses. The tamed elephant goes to battle.

In this world Hate never yet dispelled hate. Sit in meditation, sit in light. Neither praise nor blame moves the wise man. Know the stillness of freedom Where there is no more striving. Dwelling dhammzpada your brother’s faults Multiplies your own.