The Dhammapada Vol 05 ~ 05

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event type discourse
date & time 15 Oct 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 50min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM0505
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Love yourself and watch --
Today, tomorrow, always.
First establish yourself in the way,
Then teach,
And so defeat sorrow.
To straighten the crooked
You must first do a harder thing --
Straighten yourself.
You are your only master.
Who else?
Subdue yourself,
And discover your master.
Willfully you have fed
Your own mischief.
Soon it will crush you
As the diamond crushes stone.
By your own folly
You will be brought as low
As your worst enemy wishes.
So the creeper chokes the tree.
How hard it is to serve yourself,
How easy to lose yourself
In mischief and folly.
The Katthaka reed dies when it bears fruit.
So the fool,
Scorning the teachings of the awakened,
Spurning those who follow the law,
Perishes when his folly flowers.


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