The Dhammapada Vol 01 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 29 Jun 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 47min. Quality: good.
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video Not available
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle DHAM0109
notes
synopsis
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
As the fletcher whittles
And makes straight his arrows,
So the master directs
His straying thoughts.
Like a fish out of water,
Stranded on the shore,
Thoughts thrash and quiver.
For how can they shake off desire?
They tremble, they are unsteady,
They wander at their will.
It is good to control them.
And to master them brings happiness.
But how subtle they are,
How elusive!
The task is to quieten them,
And by ruling them to find happiness.
With singlemindedness
The master quells his thoughts.
He ends their wandering.
Seated in the cave of the heart,
He finds freedom.


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