The Dhammapada Vol 02 ~ 09
|date & time||9 Jul 1979 am|
|location||Buddha Hall, Pune|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 51min. Quality: good.|
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- 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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