The Dhammapada Vol 02 ~ 07
|date & time||7 Jul 1979 am|
|location||Buddha Hall, Pune|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 48min. Quality: good.|
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- 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.
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