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Dhammapda verses 137-140

Whoever uses violence to harm The nonviolent and innocent Quickly goes to one of ten conditions: Intense pain or great loss, Bodily injury or insanity, Serious illness or vicious slander, Oppression from rulers or the loss of relatives, Houses consumed … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verses 119 & 120

Even an evildoer may see benefitAs long as the evilHas yet to mature.But when the evil has matured,The evildoerWill meet with misfortune. A doer of good may meet evil fortuneAs long as the goodHas yet to mature.But when the good … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verses 69 & 71

As long as evil has not borne fruit, The fool thinks it is like honey. But when evil does bear fruit, Then the fool suffers. (verse 69 translated by Gil Fronsdal) Fresh milk takes time to sour. So a fool’s … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verse 66

Fools with no sense Go about as their own enemies, Doing evil deeds that Bear bitter fruit. (translated by Gil Fronsdal) This verse is an expression of the principle of karma, the law of causation: good actions produce good results … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verses 15&16

One who does evil grieves in this life, Grieves in the next, Grieves in both worlds. Seeing one’s own defiled acts brings grief and affliction. One who makes merit rejoices in this life, Rejoices in the next, Rejoices in both … Continue reading

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