Posts Tagged with: "dhammapada"

Doing Away with Desire

Doing Away with Desire

It is neither by moral precepts and observances, nor by a wide knowledge, nor by practising meditation, nor by a […]

Be Like the Elephant

Be Like the Elephant

As the elephant on the battlefield endures the arrow shot from the bow, so also shall I patiently bear insult, […]

The Path

The Path

The best of all paths is the Eightfold Path; the best of all truths is the Fourfold Truth; the best […]

Pleasure

Pleasure

One who gives himself entirely to what is unprofitable, who does not give himself to what is profitable, who sacrifices […]

Happiness

Happiness

Among those who hate, happy are we to live without hatred. Among men who hate, let us live free from […]

The Awakened One (The Buddha)

The Awakened One (The Buddha)

He whose victory has never been surpassed nor even equalled—which path can lead to Him, the Pathless, the Awakened One who […]

The Ego

The Ego

If a man holds himself dear, let him guard himself closely. The sage should watch through one of the three […]

Old Age

Old Age

Why this joy, this gladness, when the world is forever burning? O you who are enveloped in shadows, why do […]

Punishment

Punishment

All tremble when faced with punishment; all fear death. Seeing others as ourselves, do not strike, do not cause another […]

Evil

Evil

As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the […]

Sincerity

Sincerity

Better than a thousand words devoid of meaning is a single meaningful word which can bring tranquillity to one who […]

The Sage

The Sage

We should seek the company of the sage who shows us our faults, as if he were showing us a […]

The Fool

The Fool

Long is the night for one who sleeps not; long is the road for one who is weary; long is […]

The Flowers

The Flowers

Who will conquer this world of illusion and the kingdom of Yama and the world of the gods? Who will […]

The Mind

The Mind

Just as the arrow-maker straightens his arrows, so also the intelligent man straightens his thoughts, wavering and fickle, difficult to […]

To be Vigilant

To be Vigilant

By his effort, his vigilance, his discipline and self mastery, the intelligent man should create for himself an island which […]

Perseverance

Perseverance

Those who are intelligent, meditative, persevering, who ceaselessly struggle with themselves, attain to Nirvana, which is the supreme felicity. Whosoever […]

Doing Good

Doing Good

One who does good rejoices in the two worlds, in this world and in the other. He rejoices more and […]

To Know True from False

To Know True from False

Those who know the true to be true and the false to be false, they attain the supreme goal, for […]

Balance, Moderation, Loyalty, Honesty

Balance, Moderation, Loyalty, Honesty

He who puts on the yellow robe while he is yet impure, lacking in self-control and lacking in loyalty, truly […]

Strong Wind Uproots a Feeble Tree

Strong Wind Uproots a Feeble Tree

Just as the strong wind uproots a feeble tree, so Mara overwhelms the man who lives only in pursuit of […]

Hatred is Appeased with Love

Hatred is Appeased with Love

For, in truth, in this world hatred is not appeased by hatred; hatred is appeased by love alone. This is […]

Thoughts one can do Without

Thoughts one can do Without

“He has insulted me, he has beaten me, he has humiliated me, he has robbed me.” Those who nourish thoughts […]

Controlling the Mind

Controlling the Mind

The Dhammapada begins with conjugate verses; here is the first one: In all things the primordial element is mind. Mind […]