The Dhammapada Vol 05 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Oct 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 55min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM0509
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Do not live in the world
In distraction and false dreams,
Outside the law.
Arise and watch.
Follow the way joyfully
Through this world and beyond.
Follow the way of virtue.
Follow the way joyfully
Through this world and on beyond!
For consider the world --
A bubble, a mirage.
See the world as it is,
And death shall overlook you.
Come, consider the world,
A painted chariot for kings,
A trap for fools.
But he who sees goes free.
As the Moon slips from behind a cloud
And shines,
So the master comes out from behind his ignorance
And shines.
This world is in darkness.
How few have eyes to see!
How few the birds
Who escape the net and fly to heaven!
Swans rise and fly towards the sun.
What magic!
So do the pure conquer the armies of illusion
And rise and fly.
If you scoff at heaven
And violate the law,
If your words are lies,
Where will your mischief end?
The fool laughs at generosity.
The miser cannot enter heaven.
But the master finds joy in giving
And happiness is his reward.
And more --
For greater than all the joys
Of heaven and of earth,
Greater still than dominion
Over all the worlds,
Is the joy of reaching the stream.


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