The Dhammapada Vol 11 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Apr 1980 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
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shorttitle DHAM1109
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
A master gives up mischief.
He is serene.
He leaves everything behind him.
He does not take offense
And he does not give it.
He never returns evil for evil.
Alas for the man
Who raises his hand against another,
And even more for him
Who returns the blow.
Resist the pleasures of life
And the desire to hurt --
Till sorrows vanish.
Never offend
By what you think or say or do.
Honor the man who is awake
And shows you the way.
Honor the fire of his sacrifice.
Matted hair or family or caste
Do not make a master
But the truth and goodness
With which he is blessed.
Your hair is tangled
And you sit on a deerskin.
What folly!
When inside you are ragged with lust.
The master's clothes are in tatters.
His veins stand out,
He is wasting away.
Alone in the forest
He sits and meditates.


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