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Chapter XIV








Better than sovereignty over the earth, better than going to heaven,
Better than sovereignty over the earth, better than going to he

He whose conquest is not conquered again, into whose conquest
He whose conquest is not conquered again, into whose conquest n

He whom no desire with its snares and poisons can
He whom no desire with its snares and poisons can lead astray,

Even the gods envy those who are awakened and not
Even the gods envy those who are awakened and not forgetful, wh

Difficult (to obtain) is the conception of men, difficult is
Difficult (to obtain) is the conception of men, difficult is th

Not to commit any sin, to do good, and to
Not to commit any sin, to do good, and to purify one's mind, th

The Awakened call patience the highest penance, long-suffering the highest Nirvana;
The Awakened call patience the highest penance, long-suffering

Not to blame, not to strike, to live restrained under
Not to blame, not to strike, to live restrained under the law,

There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of
There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of gold pieces;

Even in heavenly pleasures he finds no satisfaction, the disciple who
Even in heavenly pleasures he finds no satisfaction, the discip

Men, driven by fear, go to many a refuge, to
Men, driven by fear, go to many a refuge, to mountains and fore

But that is not a safe refuge, that is not
But that is not a safe refuge, that is not the best refuge; a m

He who takes refuge with Buddha, the Law, and the
He who takes refuge with Buddha, the Law, and the Church; he wh

Viz pain, the origin of pain, the destruction of pain,
Viz pain, the origin of pain, the destruction of pain, and the

That is the safe refuge, that is the best refuge;
That is the safe refuge, that is the best refuge; having gone t

A supernatural person (a Buddha) is not easily found, he
A supernatural person (a Buddha) is not easily found, he is not

Happy is the arising of the awakened, happy is the
Happy is the arising of the awakened, happy is the teaching of