The Dhammapada Vol 07 ~ 05

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event type discourse
date & time 15 Dec 1979 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 16min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM0705
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
If you determine your course
With force or speed,
You miss the way of the law.
Quietly consider
What is right and what is wrong.
Receiving all opinions equally,
Without haste, wisely,
Observe the law.
Who is wise,
The eloquent or the quiet man?
Be quiet,
And loving and fearless.
For the mind talks,
But the body knows.
Gray hairs do not make a master.
A man may grow old in vain.
The true master lives in truth,
In goodness and restraint,
Nonviolence, moderation and purity.
Fine words or fine features
Cannot make a master
Out of a jealous and greedy man.
Only when envy and selfishness
Are rooted out of him
May he grow in beauty.
A man may shave his head
But if he still lies and neglects his work,
If he clings to desire and attachment,
How can he follow the way?
The true seeker
Subdues all waywardness.
He has submitted his nature to quietness.
He is a true seeker
Not because he begs
But because he follows the lawful way,
Holding back nothing, holding to nothing,
Beyond good and beyond evil,
Beyond the body and beyond the mind.


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