The Dhammapada Vol 01 ~ 07

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event type discourse
date & time 27 Jun 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 46min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM0107
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
The fool is careless.
But the master guards his watching.
It is his most precious treasure.
He never gives in to desire.
He meditates.
And in the strength of his resolve
He discovers true happiness.
He overcomes desire --
And from the tower of wisdom
He looks down with dispassion
Upon the sorrowing crowd.
From the mountaintop
He looks down on those
Who live close to the ground.
Mindful among the mindless,
Awake while others dream,
Swift as the race horse
He outstrips the field.
By watching
Indra became king of the gods.
How wonderful it is to watch,
How foolish to sleep.
The bhikkhu who guards his mind
And fears the waywardness of his thoughts
Burns through every bond
With the fire of his vigilance.
The bhikkhu who guards his mind
And fears his own confusion
Cannot fall.
He has found the way to peace.


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