Wisdom of Buddha - Dhammapada - 4

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Wisdom and inspiration to live a better life from Buddha's Dhammapada. If followed properly we can have eternal peace.

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Wisdom of Buddha - Dhammapada - 4

  1. 1. Dhammapada<br />Buddha’s<br />View Complete Dhammapada in 4 Sets. This is set - 4<br />1<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />The compulsive urges of the thoughtless grow like a creeper. They jump like a monkey from one life to another, looking for fruit in the forest.<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />When a person is driven by selfish desires, sorrow spreads in his life like wild grass.<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />All human beings are subject to attachment and thirst for pleasure. Driven by this thirst they run about frightened like a hunted hare, suffering more and more.<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />A person driven by fierce craving is like a spider caught in his own web.<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />He is supremely wise who is free from compulsive urges and attachment.<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Greed, lust, hatred, and selfish desires ruin the mind, as weeds ruin the field.<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />Train your senses, they are good friends when trained and will take you beyond sorrow.<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />A true bhikshu trains his body, speech and mind and is at peace with him self.<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />A true bhikshu lives simply, is contented and never jealous of others. Those who are jealous cannot do well in meditation.<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Bhikshu, empty your boat! It will go faster. Cast out greed and hatred and reach ‘Nirvana’.<br />
  12. 12. Be a friend to all. Perform your duties well. Joy will grow sorrow will end.<br />
  13. 13. Cross the river bravely, conquer all your passions. Go beyond the world of fragments, likes and dislikes and all fetters will fall away.<br />13<br />
  14. 14. The sun shines in the day, the moon shines at night, the warrior shine in battle; the Brahmin in meditation. But day and night the Buddha shines in radiance of love for all.<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Him I call a Brahmin who is never angry and never harms others even when he is harmed by them.<br />15<br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>How can a troubled mind Understand the way?If a man is disturbedHe will never be filled with knowledge. </li></ul>16<br />
  17. 17. Him I call a Brahmin who possessing nothing, desiring nothing and is free from past and future.<br />17<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li>Look about and contemplate life. Everything is transient and nothing endures. There is birth and death; growth and decay; there is combination and separation.</li></ul>18<br />
  19. 19. <ul><li>The glory of the world is like a flower; it stands in full bloom in the morning and fades in the heat of the day.</li></ul>19<br />
  20. 20. <ul><li>‘Self’ if combined with selfishness is a source of evil. ‘Self combined with ego is a false self and ‘Self’ combined with truth is a self which will attain Nirvana.</li></ul>20<br />

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