The Dhammapada Vol 11 ~ 05

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event type discourse
date & time 15 Apr 1980 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 41min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM1105
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synopsis
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Seeker!
Do not be reckless.
Meditate constantly
Or you will swallow fire
And cry out: "No more!"
If you are not wise,
How can you steady the mind?
If you cannot quieten yourself,
What will you ever learn?
How will you become free?
With a quiet mind
Come into that empty house, your heart,
And feel the joy of the way
Beyond the world.
Look within --
The rising and the falling.
What happiness!
How sweet to be free!
It is the beginning of life,
Of mastery and patience,
Of good friends along the way,
Of a pure and active life.
So live in love.
Do your work.
Make an end of your sorrows.
For see how the jasmine
Releases and lets fall
Its withered flowers.
Let fall willfulness and hatred.
Are you quiet?
Quieten your body.
Quieten your mind.
You want nothing.
Your words are still.
You are still.
By your own efforts
Waken yourself, watch yourself.
And live joyfully.
You are the master,
You are the refuge.
As a merchant breaks in a fine horse,
Master yourself.
How gladly you follow
The words of the awakened.
How quietly, how surely
You approach the happy country,
The heart of stillness.
However young,
The seeker who sets out upon the way
Shines bright over the world.
Like the Moon,
Come out from behind the clouds!
Shine.


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