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Chapter IV








Not a mother, not a father will do so much,
Not a mother, not a father will do so much, nor any other relat

Who shall overcome this earth, and the world of Yama
Who shall overcome this earth, and the world of Yama (the lord

The disciple will overcome the earth, and the world of
The disciple will overcome the earth, and the world of Yama, an

He who knows that this body is like froth, and
He who knows that this body is like froth, and has learnt that

Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and
Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and whose mind

Death subdues a man who is gathering flowers, and whose
Death subdues a man who is gathering flowers, and whose mind is

As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower,
As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flo

Not the perversities of others, not their sins of commission
Not the perversities of others, not their sins of commission or

Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent,
Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent, are

But, like a beautiful flower, full of colour and full
But, like a beautiful flower, full of colour and full of scent,

As many kinds of wreaths can be made from a
As many kinds of wreaths can be made from a heap of flowers, so

The scent of flowers does not travel against the wind,
The scent of flowers does not travel against the wind, nor (tha

Sandal-wood or Tagara, a lotus-flower, or a Vassiki, among these sorts
Sandal-wood or Tagara, a lotus-flower, or a Vassiki, among thes

Mean is the scent that comes from Tagara and sandal-wood;--the perfume
Mean is the scent that comes from Tagara and sandal-wood;--the

Of the people who possess these virtues, who live without thoughtlessness,
Of the people who possess these virtues, who live without thoug