Wisdom of Buddha - Dhammapada - 1


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Knowledge and wisdom from Buddha's Dhampadda is presented against a backdrop of nature.

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Wisdom of Buddha - Dhammapada - 1

  1. 1. Buddha’sDhammapada - 1<br />
  2. 2. Our life is shaped by our mind…<br />we become <br />what we think.<br />
  3. 3. Hatred can never put an end to hatred; love alone can. This is an unalterable law.<br />
  4. 4. People forget that their lives will end soon…<br />For those who remember, quarrels come to an end.<br />
  5. 5. The wise knowing what is trivial and what is vital set their thoughts on the supreme goal and attain the highest wisdom.<br />
  6. 6. A wise person advances like fire, burning all his fetters… <br />He strives for perfection (Nirvana) and never falls back.<br />
  7. 7. A well trained and discipline mind brings health and happiness…<br />but it is hard to train the mind.<br />
  8. 8. Remember that this body will soon lie in the earth without life, without value, useless as a burned log.<br />
  9. 9. More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.<br />
  10. 10. More than your mother, more than your father, more than all your family…<br />a well-discipline mind does greater benefit.<br />
  11. 11. The wise live without injuring nature, as the bee drinks honey without harming the flower.<br />
  12. 12. Better to live in virtue and wisdom for one day than to live a thousand years with an evil and undisciplined mind.<br />
  13. 13. The scent of flowers or sandalwood cannot travel against the wind but the fragrance of good spreads in all directions.<br />
  14. 14. As a rich merchant traveling alone avoids dangerous roads, as a lover of life avoids poison… <br />let everyone avoid dangerous deeds.<br />
  15. 15. Long is the night to those who are awake; long is the road to those who are tired. Long is the cycle of birth and death to those who know not the Dharma.<br />
  16. 16. If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone… <br />There is no companionship with the immature.<br />
  17. 17. If you have no wound on your hand you can touch poison.<br />
  18. 18. Choose the path that leads to ‘Nirvana’; avoid the road to profit and pleasure. <br />Always remember this, O disciple of the Buddha, and strive for wisdom.<br />
  19. 19. To those who honour the wise and follow them…<br />four gifts will come in increasing measure - health, happiness, beauty and long life.<br />
  20. 20. A wise person is not shaken by praise or blame.<br />
  21. 21. Good people keep on walking whatever happens. They do not speak vain words and are the same in good fortune and bad. If a person desires neither children nor wealth nor power nor success by unfair means, know him to be good, wise and virtuous.<br />
  22. 22. If you harm a pure and innocent person, you harm yourself.<br />
  23. 23. Better than a speech <br />of a thousand vain words is one <br />thoughtful word that brings peace to the mind.<br />
  24. 24. Be victorious over yourself and not over others.<br />
  25. 25. The immature who know they are immature have a little wisdom…<br />but the immature that look on themselves as wise are utterly Foolish.<br />