The Dhammapada Vol 03 ~ 03

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event type discourse
date & time 14 Aug 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 52min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM0303
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Want nothing.
Where there is desire,
Say nothing.
Happiness or sorrow --
Whatever befalls you,
Walk on
Untouched, unattached.
Do not ask for family or power or wealth,
Either for yourself or for another.
Can a wise man wish to rise unjustly?
Few cross over the river.
Most are stranded on this side.
On the riverbank they run up and down.
But the wise man, following the way,
Crosses over, beyond the reach of death.
He leaves the dark way
For the way of the light.
He leaves his home, seeking
Happiness on the hard road.
Free from desire,
Free from possessions,
Free from the dark places of the heart,
Free from attachment and appetite,
Following the seven lights of awakening,
And rejoicing greatly in his freedom,
In this world the wise man
Becomes himself a light,
Pure, shining, free.


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