The Dhammapada Vol 02 ~ 05

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event type discourse
date & time 5 Jul 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
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shorttitle DHAM0205
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
The perfume of sandalwood,
Rosebay, or jasmine,
Cannot travel against the wind.
But the fragrance of virtue
Travels even against the wind,
As far as the ends of the world.
How much finer
Is the fragrance of virtue
Than of sandalwood, rosebay,
Of the blue lotus, or jasmine!
The fragrance of sandalwood or rosebay
Does not travel far.
But the fragrance of virtue
Rises to the heavens.
Desire never crosses the path
Of virtuous and wakeful men.
Their brightness sets them free.
How sweetly the lotus grows
In the litter of the wayside.
Its pure fragrance delights the heart.
Follow the awakened
And from among the blind
The light of your wisdom
Will shine out purely.


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