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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dhammapadaya - Part 01























The Pairs
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(DhP 1)

All mental phenomena are preceded by mind,
Mind is their master, they are produced by mind.
If somebody speaks or acts
With a corrupted mind,
Hence suffering follows him,
Like the wheel the foot of the bearing animal.
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(DhP 2)

All things are preceded by mind,
Mind is their master, they are produced by mind.
If somebody speaks or acts
With a purified mind,
Hence happiness follows him,
Like never departing shadow.
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(DhP 3)

He abused me, he beat me,
He defeated me, he robbed me.
Those, who harbour such thoughts,
Their hatred is not appeased.
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(DhP 4)

He abused me, he beat me,
He defeated me, he robbed me.
Those, who do not harbour such thoughts,
Their hatred is appeased.
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(DhP 5)

Hatred is indeed never appeased by hatred here.
It is appeased by non-hatred - this law is eternal.
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(DhP 6)

The others do not understand that we should restrain ourselves here.
Those who understand that, therefore appease their quarrels.
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