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The Dhammapada

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T here is no fear for an awakened one, whose mind is not sodden (by lust) nor afflicted (by hate), and who has gone beyond both merit and demerit.

Buddhism Quote n8018 | 
v.39, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


H ard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime Truth, and hard to encounter is the arising of the Buddhas.

Buddhism Quote n8010 | 
v.182, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


F ully worn out is this body, a nest of disease, and fragile. This foul mass breaks up, for death is the end of life.

Buddhism Quote n8002 | 
v.148, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


E re long, alas! This body will lie upon the earth, unheeded and lifeless, like a useless log.

Buddhism Quote n8001 | 
v.41, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


W hen this world is ever ablaze, why this laughter, why this jubilation? Shrouded in darkness, will you not see the light?

Buddhism Quote n8000 | 
v.146, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B lind is the world; here only a few possess insight. Only a few, like birds escaping from the net, go to realms of bliss.

Buddhism Quote n7999 | 
v.174, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


H e who inflicts violence on those who are unarmed, and offends those who are inoffensive, will soon come upon one of these ten states: Sharp pain, or disaster, bodily injury, serious illness, or derangement of mind, trouble from the government, or grave charges, loss of relatives, or loss of wealth, or houses destroyed by ravaging fire; upon dissolution of the body that ignorant man is born in hell.

Buddhism Quote n7943 | 
vv.137-140, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


I t may be ill with the doer of good as long as the good ripens not. But when it does ripen, then the doer of good sees (the pleasant results of) his good deeds.

Buddhism Quote n7918 | 
v.120, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


I t may be well with the evil-doer as long as the evil ripens not. But when it does ripen, then the evildoer sees (the painful results of) his evil deeds.

Buddhism Quote n7917 | 
v.119, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T ruly, an evil deed committed does not immediately bear fruit, like milk that does not turn sour all at once. But smoldering, it follows the fool like fire covered by ashes.

Buddhism Quote n7916 | 
v.71, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


M ind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow.

Buddhism Quote n7915 | 
v.2, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


M ind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mindwrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox.

Buddhism Quote n7914 | 
v.1, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B ut the man whom the wise praise, after observing him day after day, is one of flawless character, wise, and endowed with knowledge and virtue.

Buddhism Quote n7913 | 
v.229, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


A ll tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.

Buddhism Quote n7906 | 
v.129, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


R ealizing that this body is like froth, penetrating its mirage-like nature, and plucking out Maras flower-tipped arrows of sensuality, go beyond sight of the King of Death!

Buddhism Quote n7893 | 
v.46, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


C alm is his thought, calm his speech, and calm his deed, who, truly knowing, is wholly freed, perfectly tranquil and wise.

Buddhism Quote n7884 | 
v.96, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


W isdom never becomes perfect in one whose mind is not steadfast, who knows not the Good Teaching and whose faith wavers.

Buddhism Quote n7883 | 
v.38, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B etter it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled.

Buddhism Quote n7882 | 
v.111, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T he wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering, alone experience Nibbana, the incomparable freedom from bondage.

Buddhism Quote n7881 | 
v.23, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T hough one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself.

Buddhism Quote n7876 | 
v.103, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


A rise! Do not be heedless! Lead a righteous life. The righteous live happily both in this world and the next.

Buddhism Quote n7870 | 
v.168, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


L ike a thoroughbred horse touched by the whip, be strenuous, be filled with spiritual yearning. By faith and moral purity, by effort and meditation, by investigation of the truth, by being rich in knowledge and virtue, and by being mindful, destroy this unlimited suffering.

Buddhism Quote n7869 | 
v.144, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


H asten to do good; restrain your mind from evil. He who is slow in doing good, his mind delights in evil.

Buddhism Quote n7868 | 
v.116, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B etter it is to live one day strenuous and resolute than to live a hundred years sluggish and dissipated.

Buddhism Quote n7867 | 
v.112, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


D o not give way to heedlessness. Do not indulge in sensual pleasures. Only the heedful and meditative attain great happiness.

Buddhism Quote n7866 | 
v.27, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B y effort and heedfulness, discipline and self-mastery, let the wise one make for himself an island which no ?ood can overwhelm.

Buddhism Quote n7865 | 
v.25, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


V ictory begets enmity; the defeated dwell in pain. Happily the peaceful live, discarding both victory and defeat.

Buddhism Quote n7861 | 
v.201, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


N ot despising, not harming, restraint according to the code of monastic discipline, moderation in food, dwelling in solitude, devotion to meditation this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Buddhism Quote n7847 | 
v.185, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T he wise are controlled in bodily action, controlled in speech and controlled in thought. They are truly well-controlled.

Buddhism Quote n7845 | 
v.234, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


P eople hold dear him who embodies virtue and insight, who is principled, has realized the truth, and who himself does what he ought to be doing.

Buddhism Quote n7844 | 
v.217, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


M ara36 never finds the path of the truly virtuous, who abide in heedfulness and are freed by perfect knowledge.

Buddhism Quote n7843 | 
v.57, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 
36 Mara : The demon that tempted Sakyamuni Buddha by trying to seduce him with the vision of beautiful women, etc. (? : ??????????????????)


B ut whoever is purged of depravity, well-established in virtues and filled with self-control and truthfulness, he indeed is worthy of the yellow robe.

Buddhism Quote n7842 | 
v.10, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


F ields are spoiled by weeds; people, by passion. So whats given to those free of passion bears great fruit.

Buddhism Quote n7828 | 
v.356, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


O vercome the angry by nonanger; overcome the wicked by goodness; overcome the miser by generosity; overcome the liar by truth.

Buddhism Quote n7823 | 
v.223, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T hose whose minds have reached full excellence in the factors of enlightenment, who, having renounced acquisitiveness, rejoice in not clinging to things rid of cankers, glowing with wisdom, they have attained Nibbana in this very life.

Buddhism Quote n7801 | 
v.88, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


F ew among men are those who cross to the farther shore. The rest, the bulk of men, only run up and down the hither bank. But those who act according to the perfectly taught Dhamma30 will cross the realm of Death, so difficult to cross.

Buddhism Quote n7800 | 
vv.85, 86, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 
30 Dhamma: Or Dharma, the truth taught by the Buddha.(?:???????)


E asy to do are things that are bad and harmful to oneself. But exceedingly difcult to do are things that are good and benefcial.

Buddhism Quote n7799 | 
v.163, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


H e is indeed virtuous, wise, and righteous who neither for his own sake nor for the sake of another (does any wrong), who does not crave for sons, wealth, or kingdom, and does not desire success by unjust means.

Buddhism Quote n7798 | 
v.84, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


G ood is restraint over the eye; good is restraint over the ear; good is restraint over the nose; good is restraint over the tongue. Good is restraint in the body; good is restraint in speech; good is restraint in thought. Restraint everywhere is good. The monk restrained in every way is freed from all suffering.

Buddhism Quote n7795 | 
vv.360, 361, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


H e who seeks anothers faults, who is ever censorious his cankers grow. He is far from destruction of the cankers.

Buddhism Quote n7793 | 
v.253, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


L et none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see ones own acts, done and undone.

Buddhism Quote n7792 | 
v.50, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T hose whose minds have reached full excellence in the factors of enlightenment, who, having renounced acquisitiveness, rejoice in not clinging to things rid of cankers, glowing with wisdom, they have attained Nibbana28 in this very life.

Buddhism Quote n7785 | 
v.89, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 
28 Nibbana: Nirvana; a state of perfect quietude, freedom, highest happiness along with it being the liberation from samsara, the repeating cycle of rebirth( ??:?????????????,??????????)


J ust as a brahmin priest reveres his sacrificial fire, even so should one devoutly revere the person from whom one has learned the Dhamma taught by the Buddha.

Buddhism Quote n7784 | 
v.392, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


H e who has gone for refuge to the Buddha , the Teaching and his Order26, penetrates with transcendental wisdom the Four Noble Truths suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the Noble Eightfold Path leading to the cessation of suffering. This indeed is the safe refuge, this the refuge supreme. Having gone to such a refuge, one is released from all suffering.

Buddhism Quote n7781 | 
vv. 190-192, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 
26 The Teaching refers to the Dhamma, or Dharma; the Order refers to the Sangha.


T hose disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily who day and night constantly practice the Recollection of the Qualities of the Sangha.

Buddhism Quote n7780 | 
v.298, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T hose disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily who day and night constantly practice the Recollection of the Qualities of the Dharma.

Buddhism Quote n7779 | 
v.297, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T hose disciples of Gotama25 ever awaken happily who day and night constantly practice the Recollection of the Qualities of the Buddha.

Buddhism Quote n7778 | 
v.296, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 
25 Gotama: Sakyamuni Buddhas clan name.(???:????,?????????)


D o not associate with evil companions; do not seek the fellowship of the vile. Associate with the good friends; seek the fellowship of noble men.

Buddhism Quote n7777 | 
v.78, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


L et him admonish, instruct and shield one from wrong; he, indeed, is dear to the good and detestable to the evil.

Buddhism Quote n7775 | 
v.77, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


S hould one see an intelligent person, who speaks rebukingly, who can see faults as if showing treasures, one should associate with such a wise one. Associating with such people is better, not worse.

Buddhism Quote n7774 | 
v.76, Translation: http:// pali/reading/gatha76.htm 


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