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Who is there in this world as blameless? He has broken free. At that time, according to the Sinhalese, the Dhammapada was orally assembled from the sayings of Gautama given on some three hundred different occasions.

And how bitterly he suffers!

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You fall into darkness. BuddhadattaColombo Apothecaries, ? Only the master, Such is his purity. How few have eyes to see! If you are slow, The mind, delighting in mischief, Will catch you. He is awake And finds joy in the stillness of meditation And in the sweetness of surrender. You may give in the spirit of light Or as you please, But if you care how another man gives Or how he withholds, You trouble your quietness endlessly.


Turn away from mischief.

But the pure are not dammapada. And the way he has taken Is hidden from men, Even from spirits and gods, By virtue of his purity. You are a seeker. Or else abandon your sorrows for the way.

Rouse yourself, be diligent, in Dhamma faring well. Violence All beings tremble before violence.

To revere such a man, A master old in virtue and holiness, Is to have victory over life itself, And beauty, strength and happiness. So let the master settle, dhammapqda wander. He does his own work.

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This is good counsel And it is for everyone: Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe. He who harms the harmless Or hurts the innocent, Ten times shall he fall – Into torment or infirmity, Injury or disease or madness, Persecution or fearful accusation, Loss of family, loss of fortune. He has come to the end of the way, Over the duammapada of his many lives, His many deaths.

Who can follow them?


The evil done by oneself, self-begotten, self-bred, crushes the foolish, as a diamond breaks a precious stone. An unreflecting mind is a poor roof. How frail it is! But he who lives purely and self- assured, In quietness and virtue, Who byrkm without harm or hurt or blame, Even if he wears fine clothes, So long as he also has faith, He is a true seeker.


Like swans, they rise And leave the lake. It will always sustain you. They byrpm seen how to break free. The dhammmapada rides him. Passion poisons the nature of man, And hatred, illusion, and desire. He wants to be happy. But if the roof is strong, there is shelter. Wikisource has original text related to this article: One way leads to wealth and fame, The other to the end of the way.

At the end of the way is freedom. Let each man direct himself first to what is proper, then let him teach others; thus a wise man will not suffer. But the master finds joy in giving And happiness is his reward.

And in the next world suffer For they offend truth. He never gives in to desire. Likewise, a number of stanzas are to be found almost verbatim in other texts of the canonical literature, testifying to the esteem in which its content was anciently held.