SANDY RODELLA
  

 

Gautama Buddha
Dhammapada

Most significant Phrases / Quotes of Spiritual Encouragement,
taken from the Dhammapada

  'Om' is the primordial cosmic vibration from which sprang the entire cosmos and all creation. The most famous mantra is 'Hari Om'.

We are what we think

What we are is the result of what we have thought

Phenomena are preceded by the HEART ruled by the HEART,

made of the HEART

If one speaks or acts with an impure thought, suffering follows one,
like the wheel of the cart follows the foot of the ox.
If one speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows one,

like a shadow that never leaves

"They insulted me; they hurt me; they defeated me; they cheated me."
In those who harbor such thoughts, hate will never cease.
In those who do not harbor such thoughts,
hate will cease.

For hate is never conquered by hate.
Hate is conquered by love. This is an eternal law.

Whoever lives only for pleasures, with senses uncontrolled,
immoderate in eating, lazy, and weak, will be overthrown by Mara,
like the wind throws down a weak tree.

Buddha enlightenment

Whoever lives not for pleasures,
with senses well controlled, moderate in eating,
has faith and the power of virtue, will not be overthrown by Mara,
any more than the wind throws down a rocky mountain.

Those who imagine truth in untruth and see untruth in truth
never arrive at truth, but follow vain desires.

As rain makes its way into a badly roofed house,
so passion makes its way into an unreflecting mind.

WRONG-DOERS

grieve in this world, and they grieve in the next;
They grieve and are afflicted when they see the wrong they have done.

THE VIRTUOUS

find joy in this world, and they find joy in the next; they find joy in both.
They find joy and are glad when they see the good they have done.

Even if the faithful can recite only a few of the scriptures,
if they act accordingly, having given up passion, hate, and folly,
being possessed of true knowledge and serenity of mind,
craving nothing in this world or the next,
they are living the holy life.

AWARENESS

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Awareness is the path of immortality;
thoughtlessness is the path of death.

Those who are aware do not die.
The thoughtless are as if dead already.

THE WISE ONES, MEDITATIVE, PRESERVING, ALWAYS USING STRONG EFFORT

ATTAIN NIRVANA - THE SUPREME PEACE AND HAPPINESS

By awakening, by awareness, by restraint and control,
the wise may make for oneself an island
which no flood can overwhelm.

Fools follow after vanity, are ignorant and careless.
The wise keep awareness as their best treasure.

Do not follow after vanity nor after sensual pleasure nor lust.
Whoever meditates with awareness obtains great joy.

When the wise conquer thoughtlessness by awareness, climbing the terraced heights of wisdom,
free from sadness viewing the sad crowd below, they gaze upon the fools,
like one on the mountain peak gazes upon those standing on the plain.

Aware among the thoughtless, awake among the sleepy,
the wise advances, like a racehorse leaves behind the slow.

A mendicant who finds joy in awareness, who looks with fear on thoughtlessness,
moves about like fire, burning all restrictions, small or large.
cannot fall away, but is close to nirvana.

THOUGHT

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A tamed mind brings happiness.

Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, tricky, and wandering.
Thoughts well guarded bring happiness. Those who restrain their mind, which travels far alone without a body,
hiding in a cave, will be free from the restrictions of death.

There is no fear for the one whose thought is untroubled,
whose mind is not confused, who has ceased to think of good and bad,
who is aware!

Whatever an enemy may do to an enemy, or a hater to a hater,
a wrongly directed mind will do greater harm.

FLOWERS
The pale blue hues of a hydrangea or the deep blues of an iris can calm worries and preoccupation representing peace, openness, and serenity, fresh floral arrangements filled with blue flowers offers a cooling antidote to anxiousness.

The wise student will conquer this world and the world of death and the gods.
The wise student will find the clear path of truth, as a skillful person finds the flower.

Whoever knows that this body is like foam and has learned that its nature is a mirage,
will break the flourishing arrows of Mara and never see the king of death.

As the bee collects nectar and departs
without harming the flower or its color or scent,
so let the sage live in a village.

Not the faults of others
nor their errors of commission or omission,
but one's own errors and omissions should the sage consider.

Like a beautiful flower,
full of color and full of scent, are the fine and fruitful words
of those who do act accordingly.

The scent of flowers does not travel against the wind,  not even that of sandalwood,
rose-bay or jasmine, but the fragrance of good people travels even against the wind.

A GOOD PERSON PERVADES EVERYWHERE

LIMITED IS THE SCENT OF ROSE-BAY OR SANDALWOOD ...

Will you fucking pray for me, Before i commit suicide ...

BUT THE PERFUME OF THE VIRTUOUS RISES UP TO THE GODS AS THE HIGHEST

Mara never crosses the path of those who are virtuous,
who live without thoughtlessness, and who are liberated by true knowledge.

The wise student of the truly enlightened Buddha shines brightly with wisdom above the blinded crowd.

THE FOOL

Long is the cycle of birth and death
to the fool who does not know the true path.
If a traveler does not meet with one who is better or equal,
let one firmly travel alone; there is no companionship with a fool!

THE FOOL WHO THINKS ONESELF WISE IS AN INCURABLE FOOL
The fool who knows he is a fool - at least for that matter - he is wise!

the Fool can signal a new beginning or change of direction - one that will ...

Fools of little understanding are their own worst enemies,

for they do wrong deeds which bear bitter fruits.

As long as the wrong action does not bear fruit,
the fool thinks it is like honey; but when it bears fruit, then the fool suffers grief.

When the wrong action, after it has become known,
turns to sorrow for the fool, then it destroys
one's brightness and splits the head.

THE WISE

If you see a wise person who shows you your faults,
who shows what is to be avoided, follow that wise person
as you would one who reveals hidden treasures;

Do not have wrong-doers for friends;
do not have despicable people for friends;
have virtuous people for friends;

Whoever drinks in the truth lives happily with a serene mind

As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind,
so the wise are not shaken by blame and praise.

As a deep lake is clear and calm,
so the wise become tranquil
after they listened to the truth.

He walk on regardless of what happens to them.
Whether touched by happiness or by sorrow,
the wise never appear elated or depressed.

"Poor girl, I hate losing things. Not surprising she lost it though - no pockets!" ...

Whoever for one's sake or for another's,
does not wish for a son or wealth or power,
and if one does not wish for success by unfair means,
that one certainly is virtuous, wise, and holy.

Those who, when the truth has been taught to them, follow the truth,
will pass over the dominion of death, however difficult to cross.

Leaving behind the path of darkness and following the path of light,
let the wise person go from home to a homeless state,

letting go of all pleasures, calling nothing one's own,
let the wise cleanse oneself from all the troubles of the mind.

Those whose minds are grounded in the elements of enlightenment,
who without clinging to anything find joy in freedom from attachment,
and who are full of light, they are free in this world.

THE SAINT
Think pink and you think of grace, gentility, and happiness. Regardless of the shape of the flower – from the tight, small buds of a pink garden rose to the delicate, open petals of a pink caellia in full bloom – pink blossoms convey youth, innocence, and joy.

There is no suffering for the one who has completed the journey,
who is freed from sorrow  -  who has freed oneself on all sides,
who has thrown off all chains.

The thoughtful exert themselves; they do not delight in a home;
 like swans who have left their lake, they leave their house and home.

Those who have no accumulations, who eat properly,
who have perceived release and unconditioned freedom,
their path is difficult to understand, like that of birds in the sky.

Those whose passions are stilled, who are indifferent to pleasure,
who have perceived release and unconditioned freedom,
their path is difficult to understand,
like that of birds in the sky,

EVEN THE GODS ADMIRE ONE WHOSE SENSES ARE CONTROLLED

And who is free from pride such a dutiful one who is tolerant like the earth,
who is firm like a pillar, who is like a lake without mud:
no new births are in store for this one.

One's thought is calm;
calm is one's word and one's action
when one has obtained freedom by true knowledge
and become peaceful.

Enter a world...filled with mystic discoveries as you go on an endless journey

In a village or in a forest,
in a valley or on the hills, wherever saints live, that is a place of joy.
Forests are delightful; where others find no joy, there the desireless will find joy,
for they do not seek the pleasures of the senses.

THE THOUSANDS

Better than a thousand meaningless words
is one sensible word if hearing it one becomes peaceful.
is one word of verse if hearing it one becomes peaceful.

Better than reciting one hundred verses of meaningless words
is one poem if hearing it one becomes peaceful.

Not even a god, a spirit, nor Mara with Brahma, could turn into a defeat
the victory of one who always practices the discipline of self-control.

Better than a hundred years lived in vice and unrestrained
is living one day if a person is virtuous and contemplative.

Better than hundred years in ignorance and unrestrained
is living one day if a person is wise and contemplative,
is living one day if a person courageously makes effort.

To the one who always reveres and respects the aged,
four things increase: life, health, happiness, and power.

Often associated with innocence, humility, and reverence, white flowers evoke simple beauty. Whether they take their shape as the luxurious, silk petals of fragrant gardenias, the small, white bells of a lily of the valley, or the quiet drama of a dozen white roses, fresh floral arrangement dominated by white blossoms conveys modesty and elegance.

Better than a hundred years of not perceiving immortality
is living one day if a person does perceive immortality.

GOOD AND BAD

Let one not find pleasure in wrong.
Painful is the accumulation of bad conduct.

EVEN A WRONG-DOER SEES HAPPINESS
AS LONG AS ONE'S WRONG ACTION DOES NOT RIPEN
BUT WHEN THE WRONG ACTION HAS RIPENED,
THEN DOES THE WRONG-DOER SEE BAD.

Let no one underestimate evil, thinking,
"It will not come near me."

Even a water-pot is filled by the falling of drops of water.
A fool becomes full of evil even if one gathers it little by little.


 

Let no one underestimate good, thinking, "It will not come near me."
Even a water-pot is filled by the falling of drops of water.

A wise person becomes full of goodness
even if one gathers it little by little.

Let a person avoid wrong actions, as a merchant,
avoids a dangerous road; as a person who loves life avoids poison.

But poison does not affect one who has no wound;
nor does evil one who does no wrong.

Whoever does wrong to an innocent person or to one
who is pure and harmless, the wrong returns to that fool
just like fine dust thrown against the wind.

SOME PEOPLE ARE BORN AGAIN IN THE WOMB

WRONG-DOERS GO TO HELL - THE GOOD GO TO HEAVEN

BUT THOSE FREE FROM WORLDLY DESIRES
ATTAIN NIRVANA

Neither in the sky nor in the middle of the ocean
nor by entering the caves of mountains is there known a place on earth

where a person can escape from a wrong action.
where a person can escape from death.

PUNISHMENT

Possessed By Evil Hell. Hell on Earth - we're burning. Hell on Earth - destruction. Hell on Earth - death angel.

Likening others to oneself,
one should neither kill nor cause killing

Whoever seeking one's own happiness
inflicts pain on others who also want happiness
will not find happiness after death.

Angry talk is painful, and retaliation will touch you.
If you make yourself as still as a broken gong, you have attained nirvana,
 for anger is not known to you.

A FOOL COMMITTING WRONG ACTIONS DOES NOT KNOW
THAT THE STUPID PERSON BURNS THROUGH ONE'S OWN DEEDS
LIKE ONE BURNED BY FIRE

Whoever inflicts punishment on those who do not deserve it
and offends against those who are without offense
soon comes to one of these ten states:

cruel suffering, infirmity, injury of the body, fearful pain,
or mental loss, or persecution from the ruler,
or a fearful accusation, loss of relations,
or destruction of possessions,

or lightning fire burning one's houses ...

 

... and when one's body is destroyed, the fool goes to hell.

OLD AGE

This body is wearing out, a nest of diseases and frail;
this heap of corruption falls apart; life ends in death,

but the virtue of good people never ages; thus the good teach each other.

What pleasure is there
for one who sees these white bones
like gourds thrown away in the autumn?

A fortress is made out of the bones,
plastered over with flesh and blood,
and in it lives old age and death,
pride and deceit.

All your rafters are broken; your ridgepole is destroyed;
 your mind, set on the attainment of nirvana, has attained the extinction of desires.

People who have not practiced proper discipline who have not acquired
wealth in their youth, pine away like old cranes in a lake without fish.

SELF

Satan is evil personified. ... So, he must transform himself into a woman, seduce a man, keep the seed, ...

Let one watch oneself carefully.

Self is the master of self; who else could be the master?

The wrong done by oneself, born of oneself, produced by oneself,
 crushes the fool,  just as a diamond breaks even a precious stone.

The fool who scorns the teaching of the saintly, the noble, and the virtuous,
and follows wrong ideas, bears fruit to one's own destruction,
like the fruits of the katthaka reed.

Purity and impurity come from oneself. No one can purify another.

THE WORLD

Introduction to life in the sea and the forces of nature.

Do not follow a bad law. Do not live in thoughtlessness.

Do not follow wrong ideas. Do not be attached to the world.

Arise; do not be thoughtless!

Follow the path of virtue; do not follow the wrong path.

The virtuous rest in bliss in this world and in the next

Look upon the world as a bubble; look on it as a mirage.
Whoever looks thus upon the world is not seen
by the sovereign of death.

Come, look at this world resembling a painted royal chariot.
The foolish are immersed in it, but the wise are not attached to it.

THE ONE WHOSE WRONG ACTIONS ARE ERADICATED BY GOOD CONDUCT
LIGHTS UP THIS WORLD LIKE THE MOON WHEN FREED FROM A CLOUD

Misers do not go to the world of the gods; only fools do not praise liberality.

The wise find joy in generosity, and because of it become blessed in the other world.

Better than sovereignty over the earth, better than going to heaven,
 better than dominion over all the worlds
is the reward of reaching the stream.

THE AWAKENED
There’s nothing bashful about the color orange–its message is clear and blatantly proud. Symbolizing energy, enthusiasm, and warmth, an arrangement of blooms in this vibrant color conveys confidence, satisfaction and a passion for life.

Even the gods emulate those who are awakened and aware,

who are given to meditation, who are wise, and who find joy

in the peace of renunciation.

Not to do wrong, to do good, and to purify one's mind,
that is the teaching of the awakened ones.

The awakened call patience the highest sacrifice;

the awakened declare nirvana the highest good.

Whoever knows that lusts have a short taste and cause pain is wise.
Even in heavenly pleasures one finds no satisfaction;
the disciple who is fully awakened finds joy
only in the destruction of all desires.

Whoever takes refuge with the awakened one,
the truth, and the community, who with clear understanding
perceives the four noble truths:

namely suffering, the origin of suffering,
the cessation of suffering, and the eightfold holy way
that leads to the cessation of suffering,

that is the safe refuge; that is the best refuge;
having gone to that refuge, a person is delivered from all pains.

A person of true vision is not easy to find;
they are not born everywhere.

Blessed is the arising of the awakened!

Blessed is the teaching of the truth;

Blessed is the harmony of the community;

Blessed is the devotion of those who live in peace.

JOY



Let us live in joy, not hating those who hate us.

Among those who hate us, we live free of hate.

Let us live in joy,
free from disease among those who are diseased.
Among those who are diseased, let us live free of disease.

Let us live in joy,
free from greed among the greedy.
Among those who are greedy,
we live free of greed.

Let us live in joy,  though we possess nothing.
Let us live feeding on joy, like the bright gods.

Victory breeds hate, for the conquered is unhappy.

Whoever has given up victory and defeat

is content and lives joyfully.

There is no fire like lust, no misfortune like hate;

there is no pain like this body;  there is no joy higher than peace.

Craving is the worst disease; disharmony is the greatest sorrow.

The one who knows this truly knows that nirvana is the highest bliss.

Health is the greatest gift;
contentment is the greatest wealth;
trusting is the best relationship;
nirvana is the highest joy.

Whoever has tasted the sweetness of solitude and tranquility
becomes free from fear and sin while drinking the sweetness of the truth.

Whoever does not see fools will always be happy.
Whoever associates with fools suffers a long time.

One should follow the good and wise, as the moon follows the path of the stars.

PLEASURE

From pleasure comes grief; from pleasure comes fear.
Whoever is free from pleasure knows neither grief nor fear.

From attachment comes grief; from attachment comes fear.
Whoever is free from attachment knows neither grief nor fear.

From greed comes grief; from greed comes fear.
Whoever is free from greed knows neither grief nor fear.

From lust comes grief; from lust comes fear.
Whoever is free from lust knows neither grief nor fear.

From craving comes grief; from craving comes fear.

Whoever is free from craving knows neither grief nor fear.

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Whoever has virtue and insight,
who is just, truthful, and does one's own work,
the world will love.

The one in whom a desire for the ineffable has arisen,
whose mind is satisfied and whose thoughts are free from desires
is called one who ascends the stream.

ONE'S GOOD ACTIONS RECEIVE THE GOOD PERSON
WHO HAS GONE FROM THIS WORLD TO THE OTHER
AS FAMILY RECEIVE A FRIEND WHO IS RETURNING

ANGER

Give up anger; renounce pride;
transcend all worldly attachments.

No sufferings touch the person
who is not attached to name and form,
who calls nothing one's own.

Overcome anger by love; overcome wrong by good;
overcome the miserly by generosity, and the liar by truth.



The wise who hurt no one, who always control their body,
go to the unchangeable place, where, once they have gone, they suffer no more.

Those who are always aware, who study day and night,
who aspire for nirvana, their passions will come to an end.

That one is praised even by the gods, even by Brahma

Be aware of the mind's anger and control your mind.
Let go of the mind's wrongs and practice virtue with your mind.

IMPURITY

You are now like a withered leaf; the messengers of death have come near you.
You stand at the threshold of your departure. Have you made provision for your journey?

Make yourself an island; work hard; be wise.
When your impurities are purged and you are free from guilt,
you will enter into the heavenly world of the noble ones.

MENDICANT, DO NOT BE CONFIDENT

UNTIL YOU HAVE REACHED THE EXTINCTION OF IMPURITIES!

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JUST AS RUST FROM IRON EATS INTO IT THOUGH BORN FROM ITSELF

SO THE WRONG ACTIONS OF THE TRANSGRESSOR

LEAD ONE TO THE WRONG PATH!

As a smith removes the impurities from silver,
so let the wise remove the impurities from oneself
one by one, little by little, again and again!

Life seems easy for one who is shameless, who is a crowing hero, a mischief-maker,
an insulting, impudent, and corrupt person. But life seems difficult for one who is modest,
who always looks for what is pure, who is detached, quiet, clear, and intelligent.

Whoever destroys life, whoever speaks falsely,
whoever in this world takes what is not given to them,
and whoever gives oneself to drinking intoxicating liquors,
even in this world they dig up their own roots.

KNOW THIS, HUMAN, THAT THE UNRESTRAINED ARE IN A BAD WAY
DO NOT LET GREED AND WRONG-DOING BRING YOU LONG SUFFERING

Thus whoever worries about food and drink given to others
will find no peace of mind day or night.

Whoever destroys that feeling, tearing it out by the root,
will truly find peace of mind day and night.

There is no fire like lust, no chain like hate;
there is no snare like folly, no torrent like craving.

If a person is concerned about the faults of others
and is always inclined to be offended, one's own faults grow,
and one is far from removing faults.

THERE IS NO PATH IN THE SKY

One does not become an ascetic outwardly.
No creatures are eternal, but the awakened ones are never shaken.

THE PATH

Best of the virtues is freedom from attachment;
best of the people is the one who sees. This is the path;
 there is no other that leads to the purifying of insight.

Follow this path, and Mara will be confused.
If you follow this path, you will end your suffering.
Those who enter the path and practice meditation
are released from the bondage of Mara.

"All created things perish."

"All created things are sorrow."

"All forms are unreal."

Cut out the love of self, cherish the path of peace.

Nirvana has been shown by the Buddha.

Whoever realizes this transcends pain; this is the clear path.
Cut down the forest of desires, not just a tree; danger is in the forest.
When you have cut down the forest and its undergrowth,
then, you will be free.

"Here I shall live in the rain, here in winter and summer."
Thus thinks the fool, not thinking of death.

Death comes and carries off that person
who is satisfied with one's children and flocks,
whose mind is distracted ...

like a flood carries off a sleeping village.

Sons are no help, nor a father, nor relations;
for one who is seized by death, there is no safety in family.

Understanding the meaning of this, the wise and just person
 should quickly clear the path that leads to nirvana.

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If by giving up a small pleasure, one sees a great pleasure,
the wise will let go of the small pleasure and look to the great one.

Those whose awareness is always alert to the body,
who do not follow what should not be done,
who firmly do what should be done,

the desires of such aware and wise people come to an end.

A holy person goes unscathed,
though having killed father and mother and two noble kings
and destroyed a kingdom with all its subjects.

A holy person goes unscathed,
though having killed father and mother
and two holy kings and an eminent person also.

The disciples of Gautama are always well awake;
their thought is always, day and night, set on the Buddha,
their thought is always, day and night, set on the truth.

The disciples of Gautama are always well awake;

their thought is always, day and night, set on the body,

their mind, always finds joy in abstaining from harm.

The disciples of Gautama are always well awake;
their mind, day and night, finds joy in meditation.

A person of faith,
who is virtuous, well-known, and successful,
is respected wherever one may be.

Good people shine from far away, like the Himalaya mountains,
but the bad are not seen, like arrows shot at night!

Whoever can sit alone - rest alone - act alone - without being lazy,
and control oneself alone will find joy near the edge of the forest.

THE ELEPHANT

I shall endure painful words
as the elephant in battle endures arrows shot from the bow;

If one becomes lazy and a glutton, rolling oneself about in gross sleep,
like a hog fed on grains, that fool is born again and again.

Do not be thoughtless; watch your thoughts.

Extricate yourself from the wrong path,

like an elephant sunk in the mud.
 

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If you find no intelligent companion, walk alone,

like a king who has renounced a conquered kingdom

or like an elephant in the forest.

It is better to live alone; there is no companionship with a fool!

IT IS BETTR TO LIVE ALONE; THERE IS NO COMPANIONSHIP WITH A FOOL

Sharing enjoyment is pleasant.
At the hour of death it is pleasant to have done good.
The giving up of all sorrow is pleasant.

CRAVING

The craving of a thoughtless person grows like a creeper.
That one runs from life to life,
like a monkey seeking fruit in the forest.

As a tree, even though it has been cut down,
grows again if its root is strong and undamaged,
similarly if the roots of craving are not destroyed,
this suffering returns again and again.

The pleasures of creatures are wide-ranging and extravagant.
Embracing those pleasures and holding on to them,
they undergo birth and decay again and again.

Driven by lust, people run around like a hunted hare;
bound in chains they suffer for a long time again and again.

When your mind is completely free,
you will not again return to birth and old age.

Whoever is without craving, without greed,

who understands the words and their meanings,

is called a great sage, a great person.

This is their last body!

The gift of truth surpasses all gifts; the sweetness of the truth surpasses all sweetness;
joy in the truth surpasses all pleasures; the destruction of craving overcomes all sorrows.

Riches destroy the foolish, not those who seek beyond.
By craving for riches the fool destroys oneself, as one destroys others.

THE MENDICANT

Whoever lives in the truth, who finds joy in the truth,
meditates on the truth, follows the truth, that mendicant
 does not fall away from the truth.

Let one not despise what one has received nor envy others.
A mendicant who envies others does not find peace.

A mendicant, who, though receiving little,
does not despise what one has received, even the gods praise
if one's life is pure and not lazy.

Empty the boat, mendicant; when emptied it will go quickly.
Having cut off desire and hate, you will go to freedom.

Meditate, mendicant; do not be careless,
whoever has wisdom and meditation is close to nirvana.

Let one live in love;

let one be adept in one's duties;

then joyfully one will see the end of sorrow.

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As the jasmine sheds its withered flowers,

people should shed desire and hate, mendicants.

Lift up your self by yourself; examine your self by yourself.
Thus self-protected and attentive you will live joyfully, mendicant.
For self is the master of self; self is the refuge of self.

Whoever, even as a young mendicant,
applies oneself to the path of the Buddha illuminates this world,

LIKE THE MOON WHEN FREE FROM CLOUDS

THE HOLY ONE

Cut off the stream energetically, holy one; leave desires behind.
Knowing the destruction of all that is created, you know the uncreated, holy one.

When the holy one has reached the other shore in meditation and contemplation,
all bonds vanish for the one who knows.

The one I call holy is thoughtful, detached, settled,

accomplished, desireless, and has attained the highest goal.

THE AWAKENED SHINES RADIANTLY ALL DAY AND NIGHT

It is no small gain to a holy one
if one holds one's mind back from the pleasures of life.
The sooner the wish to injure disappears, the sooner all suffering will stop.

The one I call holy does not hurt by body, speech, or mind,
and is controlled in these three things.

Not by matted hair, not by lineage, not by caste does one become holy.
One is holy in whom there is truth and virtue;
that one is blessed.

The one I call holy wears thrown-away clothes,
is lean with veins showing,

and meditates alone in the forest.

The one I call holy, though having committed no offense,
patiently bears reproach, ill -treatment, and imprisonment,
has endurance for one's force and strength for one's army.

The one I call holy is free from anger, faithful to vows,
virtuous, free from lust, controlled, and has received one's last body.

The one I call holy has deep wisdom and knowledge,
discerns the right way and the wrong,
and has attained the highest end.

The one I call holy
does not hurt any creatures, weak or strong,
and neither kills nor causes death.

The one I call holy is tolerant with the intolerant,

peaceful with the violent, and free from greed among the greedy.

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The one I call holy has let go of anger, hate, pride,

and hypocrisy, like a mustard seed falls from the point of a needle.

The one I call holy speaks true words
that are useful and not harsh so that no one is offended.

The one I call holy does not take anything in the world
that is not given one, be it long or short, small or large, good or bad.

The one I call holy
has no desires for this world or the next,
is free from desires and is independent.

The one I call holy has no longings,
in knowledge is free from doubt,
and has reached the depth of the eternal.

The one I call holy

here has passed beyond the attachments of good and bad,

is free from sorrow, free from desire, free from impurity.

Cântaro Magro in the Serra da Estrela National Park.

The one I call holy is bright like the moon,

pure, serene, undisturbed, in whom pleasure is extinguished.

The one I call holy has gone beyond this muddy road of rebirth and delusion,
 has crossed over and reached the other shore, is thoughtful,
not agitated, not doubting, not attached, and calm.

The one I call holy in this world, giving up all desires,
 travels around without a home,
in whom all desire for existence is extinguished.

The one I call holy,
whose path is not known by gods nor spirits nor humans,
whose desires are extinct, is a saint.

The one I call holy
is fearless, noble, heroic, all-wise, ever-pure, all-conquering,
has accomplished the goal and is awakened,
has reached the end of births!

To Tame a Wolf (Romance)

SANDY RODELLA

Falling stars

 

MIRAMARE TRIESTE