The Dhammapada Vol 06 ~ 03

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event type discourse
date & time 23 Oct 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 53min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM0603
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Master yourself according to the law.
This is the simple teaching of the awakened.
The rain could turn to gold
And still your thirst would not be slaked.
Desire is unquenchable
Or it ends in tears, even in heaven.
He who wishes to awake
Consumes his desires
In his fear a man may shelter
In mountains or in forests,
In groves of sacred trees or in shrines.
But how can he hide there from his sorrow?
He who shelters in the way
And travels with those who follow it
Comes to see the four great truths.
Concerning sorrow,
The beginning of sorrow,
The eightfold way,
And the end of sorrow.
Then at last he is safe.
He has shaken off sorrow.
He is free.
The awakened are few and hard to find.
Happy is the house where a man awakes.
Blessed is his birth.
Blessed is the teaching of the way.
Blessed is the understanding among those
Who follow it,
And blessed is their determination.
And blessed are they who revere
The man who awakes and follows the way.
They are free from fear.
They are free.
They have crossed over the river of sorrow.


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