The Dhammapada Vol 04 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 30 Aug 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
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shorttitle DHAM0409
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
He who goes naked,
With matted hair, mud-bespattered,
Who fasts and sleeps on the ground
And smears his body with ashes
And sits in endless meditation --
So long as he is not free from doubts,
He will not find freedom.
But he who lives purely and self-assured
In quietness and virtue,
Who is without harm or hurt or blame,
Even if he wears fine clothes,
So long as he also has faith
He is a true seeker.
A noble horse rarely
Feels the touch of the whip.
Who is there in this world as blameless?
Then like a noble horse
Smart under the whip,
Burn and be swift.
Believe, meditate, see.
Be harmless, be blameless.
Awake to the law.
And from all sorrow free yourself.
The farmer channels water to his land.
The fletcher whittles his arrows.
The carpenter turns his wood.
And the wise man masters himself.


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