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The wisdom of 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 n°8018 | 
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 n°8010 | 
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 n°8002 | 
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 n°8001 | 
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 n°8000 | 
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 n°7999 | 
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 n°7943 | 
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 n°7918 | 
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 n°7917 | 
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 n°7916 | 
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 n°7915 | 
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 n°7914 | 
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 n°7913 | 
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 n°7906 | 
v.129, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 





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




Buddhism Quote n°7893 | 
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 n°7884 | 
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 n°7883 | 
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 n°7882 | 
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 n°7881 | 
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 n°7876 | 
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 n°7870 | 
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 n°7869 | 
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 n°7868 | 
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 n°7867 | 
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 n°7866 | 
v.27, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 



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