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In all his actions he discriminates, And he becomes pure. Free from desire, Free from possessions, Free from the dark places of the heart. With great perseverance He meditates, seeking Freedom and happiness.

Thirty-six streams are rushing toward you! Those who seek perfection Keep ehammapada day and night Till all desires vanish. The awakened are few and hard to find. He never gives in to desire. By day the sun shines, And the warrior in his armour shines. The wind cannot overturn a mountain. See the world as it is, And death shall overlook you. This is the way of brightness.

They live upon emptiness. Your worst enemy cannot harm you As much as your own thoughts, unguarded.

The dhammapad hauls himself from the mud. By watching Indra became king of the gods. According to tradition, the Dhammapada’s verses were spoken by the Buddha on various occasions.


More than half the verses may be found also in other canonical texts. Let go of pride.

Dhammapada – Wikipedia

Why bring tears upon yourself? This is not new, It is an old saying – “They blame you for being silent, They blame you when you talk too much And when you talk too little. A man is not born to mastery. Like the embers of a fire It smoulders within him.

The ignorant man is an ox. For great is the harvest in this world, And greater still in the next.

The foolish man who scorns the rule of the venerable Arahatof the elect Ariyaof the virtuous, and follows false doctrine, he bears fruit to his own destruction, bydom the fruits of the Katthaka reed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Before sorrow befalls you. Like the shining ones. Make an end of sorrow. I have snapped the rafters, Split the ridge-pole And beaten out desire.

Do not exalt yourself But lighten the way For your words are sweet. When your light dhammapzda Without impurity of desire You will come into the boundless country. Violence All beings tremble before violence. So the creeper chokes the tree.

Wanting nothing, He travels on alone. One way leads to wealth and fame, The other to the end of the way. You are a seeker. It is time to arise. Better than a hundred years of mischief Is one day spent in contemplation. In this world and the next There is impurity and impurity: See evil only in what is evil. Life is easy For the man who is without shame, Impudent as a crow, A vicious gossip, Vain, meddlesome, dissolute.


Sit in meditation, sit in light. For the mind talks. The assumption that it was would make its relationship to the other texts altogether incomprehensible. So the wise man directs his mind. The Dhammapada is considered one of the most popular pieces of Theravada literature.

Subsequently, several renditions of the Dhammapada in the Sanskrit and Chinese languages came into circulation. Live in serenity and joy. Their food is knowledge.


With a determined mind and undesiring heart He longs for freedom. He who seeks happiness By hurting those who seek happiness Will never find happiness. To be a mother is sweet, And a father. The task is to quieten them, And by ruling them to find happiness.