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Dhammapada verse 136

Even while doing evil,Fools are ignorant of it.Like someone burned by fire,Those lacking wisdom are scorched by their own deeds.(translated by Gil Fronsdal) Here is a second translation of this verse for comparison: When a person ignorant (of the Dhamma)commits … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verse 25

Through effort, vigilance, Restraint, and self-control, The wise person can become an island No flood will overwhelm. (translated by Gil Fronsdal) From Gil’s footnotes: “Flood” symbolizes the flood of ignorance and craving that overwhelms humanity. Various lists of floods are … Continue reading

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