The Dhammapada Vol 02 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 9 Jul 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 51min. Quality: good.
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video Not available
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle DHAM0209
notes
synopsis
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
For a while the fool's mischief
Tastes sweet, sweet as honey.
But in the end it turns bitter.
And how bitterly he suffers!
For months the fool may fast,
Eating from the tip of a grass blade.
Still he is not worth a penny
Beside the master whose food is the way.
Fresh milk takes time to sour.
So a fool's mischief
Takes time to catch up with him.
Like the embers of a fire
It smoulders within him.
Whatever a fool learns,
It only makes him duller.
Knowledge cleaves his head.
For then he wants recognition.
A place before other people.
A place over other people.
"Let them know my work,
Let everyone look to me for direction."
Such are his desires,
Such is his swelling pride.
One way leads to wealth and fame,
The other to the end of the way.
Look not for recognition
But follow the awakened
And set yourself free.


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