Dhammapada Quotes

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A man long absent and returned safe from afar, his kinsmen, friends, and well-wishers welcome on his arrival. Likewise, his good deeds will receive the well-doer who has gone from this world to the next, as kinsmen will receive a dear one on his return.

He is not a wise man just because he talks much; only he who peaceful, free from enmity, and no harmto others, is called 'a wise man'.

An evil deed does mot immediately bear fruit, just as milk does not curdle at once; but it follows the fool burning him like coal covered with ashes.

By degrees, little by little, from time to time, a wise person should remove his own impurities, as a smith removes(the dross of) silver.

Victory breeds hatred. The defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live, giving up victor and defeat.

Even as rain does not penetrate a well-thatched house, so does lust not penetrate a well-developed mind.

Better than a thousand verses, comprising useless words, is one beneficial single verse, by hearing which one is calmed.

The mind is difficult to control; swiftly and lightly; it moves andlands wherever it pleases. It is good to tame the mind, for a well-tamed mind brings happines.

Easily done is what is bad and detrimental to oneself; the beneficial and the good are very hard to bring about.

He who is perfect in virtue, and insight, is established in the Dhamma, has realized the truths, and fulfils his own duties, is loved by all men.

Long is the night to the wakeful; lond is the journey to the weary; long is the samsaara to the foolish who know not the Sublime Truth.

Whosoever, by a good deed, covers the evil done, such a one illumines this world like the moon freed from clouds.

That deed is not well done when, after having done it, one regrets, and when weeping, with tearful face, one reaps the fruit thereof.

He who in this world takes nothing that is not given, be itlong or short, small or great, fair or foul,- him I call a brahman.

All tremble at the rod(punishment). All fear death. Comparing other with oneself, one should neither strike nor cause to strike.


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