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Dhammapada








The Twin-Verses
The Twin-Verses

All that we are is the result of what we
All that we are is the result o

All that we are is the result of what we
All that we are is the result o

"He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he
"He abused me, he beat me, he d

"He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he
"He abused me, he beat me, he d

For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time:
For hatred does not cease by ha

The world does not know that we must all come
The world does not know that we

He who lives looking for pleasures only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate
He who lives looking for pleasu

He who lives without looking for pleasures, his senses well controlled,
He who lives without looking fo

He who wishes to put on the yellow dress without
He who wishes to put on the yel

But he who has cleansed himself from sin, is well
But he who has cleansed himself

They who imagine truth in untruth, and see untruth in
They who imagine truth in untru

They who know truth in truth, and untruth in untruth,
They who know truth in truth, a

As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through
As rain breaks through an ill-t

As rain does not break through a well-thatched house, passion
As rain does not break through

The evil-doer mourns in this world, and he mourns in
The evil-doer mourns in this wo

The virtuous man delights in this world, and he delights
The virtuous man delights in th

The evil-doer suffers in this world, and he suffers in
The evil-doer suffers in this w

The virtuous man is happy in this world, and he
The virtuous man is happy in th

The thoughtless man, even if he can recite a large
The thoughtless man, even if he

The follower of the law, even if he can recite
The follower of the law, even i

Earnestness is the path of immortality (Nirvana), thoughtlessness the path of
Earnestness is the path of immo

Those who are advanced in earnestness, having understood this clearly, delight
Those who are advanced in earne

These wise people, meditative, steady, always possessed of strong powers, attain
These wise people, meditative,

If an earnest person has roused himself, if he is
If an earnest person has roused

By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control, the wise
By rousing himself, by earnestn

Fools follow after vanity, men of evil wisdom The
Fools follow after vanity, men

Follow not after vanity, nor after the enjoyment of love
Follow not after vanity, nor af

When the learned man drives away vanity by earnestness, he,
When the learned man drives awa

Earnest among the thoughtless, awake among the sleepers, the wise man
Earnest among the thoughtless,

By earnestness did Maghavan (Indra) rise to the lordship of
By earnestness did Maghavan (In

A Bhikshu (mendicant) who delights in earnestness, who looks with fear
A Bhikshu (mendicant) who delig

A Bhikshu (mendicant) who delights in reflection, who looks with fear
A Bhikshu (mendicant) who delig

As a fletcher makes straight his arrow, a wise man
As a fletcher makes straight hi

As a fish taken from his watery home and thrown
As a fish taken from his watery

It is good to tame the mind, which is difficult
It is good to tame the mind, wh

Let the wise man guard his thoughts, for they are
Let the wise man guard his thou

Those who bridle their mind which travels far, moves about
Those who bridle their mind whi

If a man's thoughts are unsteady, if he does not
If a man's thoughts are unstead

If a man's thoughts are not dissipated, if his mind
If a man's thoughts are not dis

Knowing that this body is (fragile) like a jar, and
Knowing that this body is (frag

Before long, alas! this body will lie on the earth,
Before long, alas! this body wi

Whatever a hater may do to a hater, or an
Whatever a hater may do to a ha

Not a mother, not a father will do so much,
Not a mother, not a father will

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As many kinds of wreaths can be made from a
As many kinds of wreaths can be

The scent of flowers does not travel against the wind,
The scent of flowers does not t

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

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

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

, As on a heap of rubbish cast upon
, As on a heap of rubbish cast

Long is the night to him who is awake; long
Long is the night to him who is

If a traveller does not meet with one who is
If a traveller does not meet wi

"These sons belong to me, and this wealth belongs to
"These sons belong to me, and t

The fool who knows his foolishness, is wise at least
The fool who knows his foolishn

If a fool be associated with a wise man even
If a fool be associated with a

If an intelligent man be associated for one minute only
If an intelligent man be associ

Fools of little understanding have themselves for their greatest enemies, for
Fools of little understanding h

That deed is not well done of which a man
That deed is not well done of w

No, that deed is well done of which a man
No, that deed is well done of w

As long as the evil deed done does not bear
As long as the evil deed done d

Let a fool month after month eat his food (like
Let a fool month after month ea

An evil deed, like newly-drawn milk, does not turn (suddenly); smouldering,
An evil deed, like newly-drawn

And when the evil deed, after it has become known,
And when the evil deed, after i

Let the fool wish for a false reputation, for precedence
Let the fool wish for a false r

"May both the layman and he who has left the
"May both the layman and he who

"One is the road that leads to wealth, another the
"One is the road that leads to

If you see an intelligent man who tells you where
If you see an intelligent man w

Let him admonish, let him teach, let him forbid what
Let him admonish, let him teach

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low
Do not have evil-doers for frie

He who drinks in the law lives happily with a
He who drinks in the law lives

Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like); fletchers bend the arrow;
Well-makers lead the water (whe

As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind,
As a solid rock is not shaken b

Wise people, after they have listened to the laws, become
Wise people, after they have li

Good people walk on whatever befall, the good do not
Good people walk on whatever be

If, whether for his own sake, or for the sake
If, whether for his own sake, o

Few are there among men who arrive at the other
Few are there among men who arr

But those who, when the law has been well preached
But those who, when the law has

, A wise man should leave the dark state
, A wise man should leave the d

Those whose mind is well grounded in the (seven) elements
Those whose mind is well ground

There is no suffering for him who has finished his
There is no suffering for him w

They depart with their thoughts well-collected, they are not happy in
They depart with their thoughts

Men who have no riches, who live on recognised food,
Men who have no riches, who liv

He whose appetites are stilled, who is not absorbed in
He whose appetites are stilled,

The gods even envy him whose senses, like horses well
The gods even envy him whose se

Such a one who does his duty is tolerant like
Such a one who does his duty is

His thought is quiet, quiet are his word and deed,
His thought is quiet, quiet are

The man who is free from credulity, but knows the
The man who is free from credul

In a hamlet or in a forest, in the deep
In a hamlet or in a forest, in

Forests are delightful; where the world finds no delight, there the
Forests are delightful; where t

Even though a speech be a thousand (of words), but
Even though a speech be a thous

Even though a Gatha (poem) be a thousand (of words),
Even though a Gatha (poem) be a

Though a man recite a hundred Gathas made up of
Though a man recite a hundred G

If one man conquer in battle a thousand times thousand
If one man conquer in battle a

, One's own self conquered is better than all
, One's own self conquered is b

If a man for a hundred years sacrifice month after
If a man for a hundred years sa

If a man for a hundred years worship Agni (fire)
If a man for a hundred years wo

Whatever a man sacrifice in this world as an offering
Whatever a man sacrifice in thi

He who always greets and constantly reveres the aged, four
He who always greets and consta

But he who lives a hundred years, vicious and unrestrained,
But he who lives a hundred year

And he who lives a hundred years, ignorant and unrestrained,
And he who lives a hundred year

And he who lives a hundred years, idle and weak,
And he who lives a hundred year

And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing beginning
And he who lives a hundred year

And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the
And he who lives a hundred year

And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the
And he who lives a hundred year

If a man would hasten towards the good, he should
If a man would hasten towards t

If a man commits a sin, let him not do
If a man commits a sin, let him

If a man does what is good, let him do
If a man does what is good, let

Even an evil-doer sees happiness as long as his evil
Even an evil-doer sees happines

Even a good man sees evil days, as long as
Even a good man sees evil days,

Let no man think lightly of evil, saying in his
Let no man think lightly of evi

Let no man think lightly of good, saying in his
Let no man think lightly of goo

Let a man avoid evil deeds, as a merchant, if
Let a man avoid evil deeds, as

He who has no wound on his hand, may touch
He who has no wound on his hand

If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person,
If a man offend a harmless, pur

Some people are born again; evil-doers go to hell; righteous people
Some people are born again; evi

Not in the sky, not in the midst of the
Not in the sky, not in the mids

All men tremble at punishment, all men fear death; remember
All men tremble at punishment,

All men tremble at punishment, all men love life; remember
All men tremble at punishment,

He who seeking his own happiness punishes or kills beings
He who seeking his own happines

He who seeking his own happiness does not punish or
He who seeking his own happines

Do not speak harshly to anybody; those who are spoken
Do not speak harshly to anybody

If, like a shattered metal plate (gong), thou utter not,
If, like a shattered metal plat

As a cowherd with his staff drives his cows into
As a cowherd with his staff dri

A fool does not know when he commits his evil
A fool does not know when he co

He who inflicts pain on innocent and harmless persons, will
He who inflicts pain on innocen

He will have cruel suffering, loss, injury of the body,
He will have cruel suffering, l

Or a misfortune coming from the king, or a fearful
Or a misfortune coming from the

Or lightning-fire will burn his houses; and when his body
Or lightning-fire will burn his

Not nakedness, not platted hair, not dirt, not fasting, or
Not nakedness, not platted hair

He who, though dressed in fine apparel, exercises tranquillity, is quiet,
He who, though dressed in fine

Is there in this world any man so restrained by
Is there in this world any man

Like a well-trained horse when touched by the whip, be
Like a well-trained horse when

Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like); fletchers bend the arrow;
Well-makers lead the water (whe

How is there laughter, how is there joy, as this
How is there laughter, how is t

Look at this dressed-up lump, covered with wounds, joined together, sickly,
Look at this dressed-up lump, c

This body is wasted, full of sickness, and frail; this
This body is wasted, full of si

Those white bones, like gourds thrown away in the autumn,
Those white bones, like gourds

After a stronghold has been made of the bones, it
After a stronghold has been mad

The brilliant chariots of kings are destroyed, the body also approaches
The brilliant chariots of kings

A man who has learnt little, grows old like an
A man who has learnt little, gr

, Looking for the maker of this tabernacle, I
, Looking for the maker of this

Men who have not observed proper discipline, and have not
Men who have not observed prope

Men who have not observed proper discipline, and have not
Men who have not observed prope

If a man hold himself dear, let him watch himself
If a man hold himself dear, let

Let each man direct himself first to what is proper,
Let each man direct himself fir

If a man make himself as he teaches others to
If a man make himself as he tea

Self is the lord of self, who else could be
Self is the lord of self, who e

The evil done by oneself, self-begotten, self-bred, crushes the foolish, as
The evil done by oneself, self-

He whose wickedness is very great brings himself down to
He whose wickedness is very gre

Bad deeds, and deeds hurtful to ourselves, are easy to
Bad deeds, and deeds hurtful to

The foolish man who scorns the rule of the venerable
The foolish man who scorns the

By oneself the evil is done, by oneself one suffers;
By oneself the evil is done, by

Let no one forget his own duty for the sake
Let no one forget his own duty

Do not follow the evil law! Do not live on
Do not follow the evil law! Do

Rouse thyself! do not be idle! Follow the law
Rouse thyself! do not be idle!

Follow the law of virtue; do not follow that of
Follow the law of virtue; do no

Look upon the world as a bubble, look upon it
Look upon the world as a bubble

Come, look at this glittering world, like unto a royal
Come, look at this glittering w

He who formerly was reckless and afterwards became sober, brightens up
He who formerly was reckless an

He whose evil deeds are covered by good deeds, brightens
He whose evil deeds are covered

This world is dark, few only can see here; a
This world is dark, few only ca

The swans go on the path of the sun, they
The swans go on the path of the

If a man has transgressed one law, and speaks lies,
If a man has transgressed one l

The uncharitable do not go to the world of the
The uncharitable do not go to t

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

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

He whom no desire with its snares and poisons can
He whom no desire with its snar

Even the gods envy those who are awakened and not
Even the gods envy those who ar

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

Not to commit any sin, to do good, and to
Not to commit any sin, to do go

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

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

There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of
There is no satisfying lusts, e

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

Men, driven by fear, go to many a refuge, to
Men, driven by fear, go to many

But that is not a safe refuge, that is not
But that is not a safe refuge,

He who takes refuge with Buddha, the Law, and the
He who takes refuge with Buddha

Viz pain, the origin of pain, the destruction of pain,
Viz pain, the origin of pain, t

That is the safe refuge, that is the best refuge;
That is the safe refuge, that i

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

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

, He who pays homage to those who deserve
, He who pays homage to those w

Let us live happily then, not hating those who hate
Let us live happily then, not h

Let us live happily then, free from ailments among the
Let us live happily then, free

Let us live happily then, free from greed among the
Let us live happily then, free

Let us live happily then, though we call nothing our
Let us live happily then, thoug

Victory breeds hatred, for the conquered is unhappy He who
Victory breeds hatred, for the

There is no fire like passion; there is no losing
There is no fire like passion;

Hunger is the worst of diseases, the body the greatest
Hunger is the worst of diseases

Health is the greatest of gifts, contentedness the best riches; trust
Health is the greatest of gifts

He who has tasted the sweetness of solitude and tranquillity,
He who has tasted the sweetness

The sight of the elect (Arya) is good, to live
The sight of the elect (Arya) i

He who walks in the company of fools suffers a
He who walks in the company of

Therefore, one ought to follow the wise, the intelligent, the learned,
Therefore, one ought to follow

He who gives himself to vanity, and does not give
He who gives himself to vanity,

Let no man ever look for what is pleasant, or
Let no man ever look for what i

Let, therefore, no man love anything; loss of the beloved
Let, therefore, no man love any

From pleasure comes grief, from pleasure comes fear; he who
From pleasure comes grief, from

From affection comes grief, from affection comes fear; he who
From affection comes grief, fro

From lust comes grief, from lust comes fear; he who
From lust comes grief, from lus

From love comes grief, from love comes fear; he who
From love comes grief, from lov

From greed comes grief, from greed comes fear; he who
From greed comes grief, from gr

He who possesses virtue and intelligence, who is just, speaks
He who possesses virtue and int

He in whom a desire for the Ineffable (Nirvana) has
He in whom a desire for the Ine

Kinsmen, friends, and lovers salute a man who has been
Kinsmen, friends, and lovers sa

In like manner his good works receive him who has
In like manner his good works r

Let a man leave anger, let him forsake pride, let
Let a man leave anger, let him

He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot,
He who holds back rising anger

Let a man overcome anger by love, let him overcome
Let a man overcome anger by lov

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if
Speak the truth, do not yield t

The sages who injure nobody, and who always control their
The sages who injure nobody, an

Those who are ever watchful, who study day and night,
Those who are ever watchful, wh

This is an old saying, O Atula, this is not
This is an old saying, O Atula,

There never was, there never will be, nor is there
There never was, there never wi

, But he whom those who discriminate praise continually
, But he whom those who discrim

Beware of bodily anger, and control thy body! Leave
Beware of bodily anger, and con

Beware of the anger of the tongue, and control thy
Beware of the anger of the tong

Beware of the anger of the mind, and control thy
Beware of the anger of the mind

The wise who control their body, who control their tongue,
The wise who control their body

Thou art now like a sear leaf, the messengers of
Thou art now like a sear leaf,

Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When
Make thyself an island, work ha

Thy life has come to an end, thou art come
Thy life has come to an end, th

Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When
Make thyself an island, work ha

Let a wise man blow off the impurities of his
Let a wise man blow off the imp

As the impurity which springs from the iron, when it
As the impurity which springs f

The taint of prayers is non-repetition; the taint of houses,
The taint of prayers is non-rep

Bad conduct is the taint of woman, greediness the taint
Bad conduct is the taint of wom

But there is a taint worse than all taints,--ignorance is
But there is a taint worse than

Life is easy to live for a man who is
Life is easy to live for a man

But life is hard to live for a modest man,
But life is hard to live for a

He who destroys life, who speaks untruth, who in this
He who destroys life, who speak

And the man who gives himself to drinking intoxicating liquors, he,
And the man who gives himself t

O man, know this, that the unrestrained are in a
O man, know this, that the unre

The world gives according to their faith or according to
The world gives according to th

He in whom that feeling is destroyed, and taken out
He in whom that feeling is dest

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark
There is no fire like passion,

The fault of others is easily perceived, but that of
The fault of others is easily p

If a man looks after the faults of others, and
If a man looks after the faults

There is no path through the air, a man is
There is no path through the ai

There is no path through the air, a man is
There is no path through the ai

, A man is not just if he carries
, A man is not just if he carri

A man is not learned because he talks much; he
A man is not learned because he

A man is not a supporter of the law because
A man is not a supporter of the

A man is not an elder because his head is
A man is not an elder because h

He in whom there is truth, virtue, love, restraint, moderation, he
He in whom there is truth, virt

An envious greedy, dishonest man does not become respectable by means
An envious greedy, dishonest ma

He in whom all this is destroyed, and taken out
He in whom all this is destroye

Not by tonsure does an undisciplined man who speaks falsehood become
Not by tonsure does an undiscip

He who always quiets the evil, whether small or large,
He who always quiets the evil,

A man is not a mendicant (Bhikshu) simply because he
A man is not a mendicant (Bhiks

He who is above good and evil, who is chaste,
He who is above good and evil,

, A man is not a Muni because he
, A man is not a Muni because h

A man is not an elect (Ariya) because he injures
A man is not an elect (Ariya) b

, Not only by discipline and vows, not only
, Not only by discipline and vo

The best of ways is the eightfold; the best of
The best of ways is the eightfo

This is the way, there is no other that leads
This is the way, there is no ot

If you go on this way, you will make an
If you go on this way, you will

You yourself must make an effort The Tathagatas (Buddhas)
You yourself must make an effor

`All created things perish,' he who knows and sees this
`All created things perish,' he

`All created things are grief and pain,' he who knows
`All created things are grief a

`All forms are unreal,' he who knows and sees this
`All forms are unreal,' he who

He who does not rouse himself when it is time
He who does not rouse himself w

Watching his speech, well restrained in mind, let a man
Watching his speech, well restr

Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is
Through zeal knowledge is gotte

Cut down the whole forest (of lust), not a tree
Cut down the whole forest (of l

So long as the love of man towards women, even
So long as the love of man towa

Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus,
Cut out the love of self, like

`Here I shall dwell in the rain, here in winter
`Here I shall dwell in the rain

Death comes and carries off that man, praised for his
Death comes and carries off tha

Sons are no help, nor a father, nor relations; there
Sons are no help, nor a father,

A wise and good man who knows the meaning of
A wise and good man who knows t

If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great
If by leaving a small pleasure

He who, by causing pain to others, wishes to obtain
He who, by causing pain to othe

What ought to be done is neglected, what ought not
What ought to be done is neglec

But they whose whole watchfulness is always directed to their body,
But they whose whole watchfulne

A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father
A true Brahmana goes scatheless

A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father
A true Brahmana goes scatheless

The disciples of Gotama (Buddha) are always well awake, and
The disciples of Gotama (Buddha

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their
The disciples of Gotama are alw

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their
The disciples of Gotama are alw

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their
The disciples of Gotama are alw

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their
The disciples of Gotama are alw

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their
The disciples of Gotama are alw

It is hard to leave the world (to become a
It is hard to leave the world (

Whatever place a faithful, virtuous, celebrated, and wealthy man chooses, there
Whatever place a faithful, virt

Good people shine from afar, like the snowy mountains; bad
Good people shine from afar, li

He alone who, without ceasing, practises the duty of sitting alone
He alone who, without ceasing,

He who says what is not, goes to hell; he
He who says what is not, goes t

Many men whose shoulders are covered with the yellow gown
Many men whose shoulders are co

Better it would be to swallow a heated iron ball,
Better it would be to swallow a

Four things does a wreckless man gain who covets his
Four things does a wreckless ma

There is bad reputation, and the evil way (to hell),
There is bad reputation, and th

As a grass-blade, if badly grasped, cuts the arm, badly-practised asceticism
As a grass-blade, if badly gras

An act carelessly performed, a broken vow, and hesitating obedience to
An act carelessly performed, a

If anything is to be done, let a man do
If anything is to be done, let

An evil deed is better left undone, for a man
An evil deed is better left und

Like a well-guarded frontier fort, with defences within and without, so
Like a well-guarded frontier fo

They who are ashamed of what they ought not to
They who are ashamed of what th

They who fear when they ought not to fear, and
They who fear when they ought n

They who forbid when there is nothing to be forbidden,
They who forbid when there is n

They who know what is forbidden as forbidden, and what
They who know what is forbidden

Silently shall I endure abuse as the elephant in battle
Silently shall I endure abuse a

They lead a tamed elephant to battle, the king mounts
They lead a tamed elephant to b

Mules are good, if tamed, and noble Sindhu horses, and
Mules are good, if tamed, and n

For with these animals does no man reach the untrodden
For with these animals does no

The elephant called Dhanapalaka, his temples running with sap, and difficult
The elephant called Dhanapalaka

If a man becomes fat and a great eater, if
If a man becomes fat and a grea

This mind of mine went formerly wandering about as it
This mind of mine went formerly

Be not thoughtless, watch your thoughts! Draw yourself out
Be not thoughtless, watch your

If a man find a prudent companion who walks with
If a man find a prudent compani

If a man find no prudent companion who walks with
If a man find no prudent compan

It is better to live alone, there is no companionship
It is better to live alone, the

If an occasion arises, friends are pleasant; enjoyment is pleasant, whatever
If an occasion arises, friends

Pleasant in the world is the state of a mother,
Pleasant in the world is the st

Pleasant is virtue lasting to old age, pleasant is a
Pleasant is virtue lasting to o

The thirst of a thoughtless man grows like a creeper;
The thirst of a thoughtless man

Whomsoever this fierce thirst overcomes, full of poison, in this world,
Whomsoever this fierce thirst o

He who overcomes this fierce thirst, difficult to be conquered
He who overcomes this fierce th

This salutary word I tell you, `Do ye, as many
This salutary word I tell you,

As a tree, even though it has been cut down,
As a tree, even though it has b

He whose thirst running towards pleasure is exceeding strong in the
He whose thirst running towards

The channels run everywhere, the creeper (of passion) stands sprouting; if
The channels run everywhere, th

A creature's pleasures are extravagant and luxurious; sunk in lust and
A creature's pleasures are extr

Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared
Men, driven on by thirst, run a

Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared
Men, driven on by thirst, run a

He who having got rid of the forest (of lust)
He who having got rid of the fo

Wise people do not call that a strong fetter which
Wise people do not call that a

That fetter wise people call strong which drags down, yields,
That fetter wise people call st

Those who are slaves to passions, run down with the
Those who are slaves to passion

Give up what is before, give up what is behind,
Give up what is before, give up

If a man is tossed about by doubts, full of
If a man is tossed about by dou

If a man delights in quieting doubts, and, always reflecting, dwells
If a man delights in quieting d

He who has reached the consummation, who does not tremble,
He who has reached the consumma

He who is without thirst and without affection, who understands the
He who is without thirst and wi

`I have conquered all, I know all, in all conditions
`I have conquered all, I know a

The gift of the law exceeds all gifts; the sweetness
The gift of the law exceeds all

Pleasures destroy the foolish, if they look not for the
Pleasures destroy the foolish,

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds

The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by
The fields are damaged by weeds

Restraint in the eye is good, good is restraint in
Restraint in the eye is good, g

In the body restraint is good, good is restraint in
In the body restraint is good,

He who controls his hand, he who controls his feet,
He who controls his hand, he wh

The Bhikshu who controls his mouth, who speaks wisely and
The Bhikshu who controls his mo

He who dwells in the law, delights in the law,
He who dwells in the law, delig

Let him not despise what he has received, nor ever
Let him not despise what he has

A Bhikshu who, though he receives little, does not despise
A Bhikshu who, though he receiv

He who never identifies himself with name and form, and
He who never identifies himself

The Bhikshu who acts with kindness, who is calm in
The Bhikshu who acts with kindn

O Bhikshu, empty this boat! if emptied, it will go
O Bhikshu, empty this boat! if

Cut off the five (senses), leave the five, rise above
Cut off the five (senses), leav

Meditate, O Bhikshu, and be not heedless! Do not
Meditate, O Bhikshu, and be not

Without knowledge there is no meditation, without meditation there is no
Without knowledge there is no m

A Bhikshu who has entered his empty house, and whose
A Bhikshu who has entered his e

As soon as he has considered the origin and destruction
As soon as he has considered th

And this is the beginning here for a wise Bhikshu:
And this is the beginning here

Let him live in charity, let him be perfect in
Let him live in charity, let hi

As the Vassika plant sheds its withered flowers, men should
As the Vassika plant sheds its

The Bhikshu whose body and tongue and mind are quieted,
The Bhikshu whose body and tong

Rouse thyself by thyself, examine thyself by thyself, thus self- protected
Rouse thyself by thyself, exami

For self is the lord of self, self is the
For self is the lord of self, s

The Bhikshu, full of delight, who is calm in the
The Bhikshu, full of delight, w

He who, even as a young Bhikshu, applies himself to
He who, even as a young Bhikshu

Stop the stream valiantly, drive away the desires, O Brahmana!
Stop the stream valiantly, driv

If the Brahmana has reached the other shore in both
If the Brahmana has reached the

He for whom there is neither this nor that shore,
He for whom there is neither th

He who is thoughtful, blameless, settled, dutiful, without passions, and who
He who is thoughtful, blameless

The sun is bright by day, the moon shines by
The sun is bright by day, the m

Because a man is rid of evil, therefore he is
Because a man is rid of evil, t

No one should attack a Brahmana, but no Brahmana (if
No one should attack a Brahmana

It advantages a Brahmana not a little if he holds
It advantages a Brahmana not a

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who does not offend
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

After a man has once understood the law as taught
After a man has once understood

A man does not become a Brahmana by his platted
A man does not become a Brahman

What is the use of platted hair, O fool! what
What is the use of platted hair

The man who wears dirty raiments, who is emaciated and
The man who wears dirty raiment

I do not call a man a Brahmana because of
I do not call a man a Brahmana

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has cut all
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has cut the
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, though he has
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who is free from
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who does not cling
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, even here, knows
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana whose knowledge is deep,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who keeps aloof both
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who finds no fault
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who is tolerant with
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana from whom anger and
Him I call indeed a Brahmana fr

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who utters true speech,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who takes nothing in
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who fosters no desires
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has no interests,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who in this world
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who is bright like
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has traversed this
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who in this world,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, leaving all longings,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, after leaving all
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has left what
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who knows the destruction
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana whose path the gods
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana who calls nothing his
Him I call indeed a Brahmana wh

Him I call indeed a Brahmana, the manly, the noble,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana, t