The Dhammapada Vol 12 ~ 01

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event type discourse
date & time 21 Apr 1980 am
location Buddha Hall, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 41min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle DHAM1201
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
A man is not born to mastery.
A master is never proud.
He does not talk down to others.
Owning nothing, he misses nothing.
He is not afraid.
He does not tremble.
Nothing binds him.
He is infinitely free.
So cut through
The strap and the thong and the rope.
Loosen the fastenings.
Unbolt the doors of sleep
And awake.
The master endures
Insults and ill treatment
Without reacting.
For his spirit is an army.
He is never angry.
He keeps his promises.
He never strays, he is determined.
This body is my last, he says!
Like water on the leaf of a lotus flower
Or a mustard seed on the point of a needle,
He does not cling.
For he has reached the end of sorrow
And has laid down his burden.


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