The Dhammapada Vol 10 ~ 03

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event type discourse
date & time 23 Feb 1980 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 44min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM1003
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
It is not iron that imprisons you
Nor rope nor wood,
But the pleasure you take in gold and jewels,
In sons and wives.
Soft fetters,
Yet they hold you down.
Can you snap them?
There are those who can,
Who surrender the world,
Forsake desire, and follow the way.
O slave of desire,
Float upon the stream.
Little spider, stick to your web.
Or else abandon your sorrows for the way.
Abandon yesterday, and tomorrow,
And today.
Cross over to the farther shore,
Beyond life and death.
Do your thoughts trouble you?
Does passion disturb you?
Beware of thirstiness
Lest your wishes become desires
And desire binds you.


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