The Dhammapada Vol 02 ~ 07

From The Sannyas Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
event type discourse
date & time 7 Jul 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 48min. Quality: good.
online audio
video Not available
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle DHAM0207
notes
synopsis
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
How long the night to the watchman,
How long the road to the weary traveler,
How long the wandering of many lives
To the fool who misses the way.
If the traveler cannot find
Master or friend to go with him,
Let him travel on alone
Rather than with a fool for company.
"My children, my wealth!"
So the fool troubles himself.
But how has he children or wealth?
He is not even his own master.
The fool who knows he is a fool
Is that much wiser.
The fool who thinks he is wise
Is a fool indeed.
Does the spoon taste the soup?
A fool may live all his life
In the company of a master
And still miss the way.
The tongue tastes the soup.
If you are awake in the presence of a master
One moment will show you the way.
The fool is his own enemy.
The mischief he does is his undoing.
How bitterly he suffers!
Why do what you will regret?
Why bring tears upon yourself?
Do only what you do not regret,
And fill yourself with joy.


(source:CD-ROM)


Previous event Next event
Previous in series Next in series