The Dhammapada Vol 02 ~ 01

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event type discourse
date & time 1 Jul 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 45min. Quality: good.
online audio
video Not available
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle DHAM0201
notes
synopsis
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
How can a troubled mind
Understand the way?
If a man is disturbed
He will never be filled with knowledge.
An untroubled mind,
No longer seeking to consider
What is right and what is wrong,
A mind beyond judgments,
Watches and understands.
Know that the body is a fragile jar,
And make a castle of your mind.
In every trial
Let understanding fight for you
To defend what you have won.
For soon the body is discarded.
Then what does it feel?
A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground.
Then what does it know?
Your worst enemy cannot harm you
As much as your own thoughts, unguarded.
But once mastered,
No one can help you as much,
Not even your father or your mother.


(source:CD-ROM)


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