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Dhammapada verses 143-144

Where in this world does one find Someone restrained by conscience, Who knows little of blame, As a good horse knows little of the whip? Like a good horse alert to the whip, Be ardent and alarmed*. With faith, virtue, … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verse 94

Even the gods cherish Those who are without toxins, Who have abandoned conceit, And whose senses are calm, Like horses well tamed by a charioteer. (translated by Gil Fronsdal) Without toxins = without greed, hatred, and delusion in all their … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verse 80

Irrigators guide water; Fletchers shape arrows Carpenters fashion wood; Sages tame themselves. (translated by Gil Fronsdal) This famous verse raises the question for each of us: what are we doing? What is our main vocation? We might be a lawyer … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verse 53

Just as from a heap of flowers Many garlands can be made, So, you, with your mortal life, Should do many skillful things. (translated by Gil Fronsdal) This verse points out that to have a mortal life is a gift … Continue reading

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Dhammapada verses 42 & 43

Whatever an enemy may do to an enemy, Or haters, one to another, Far worse is the harm From one’s own wrongly directed mind. Neither mother nor father, Nor any other relative can do One as much good As one’s … Continue reading

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