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Dhammapada

 
 

 The Dhammapada
is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form
 and one of the most widely read and best known
Buddhist scriptures.

The original version of the Dhammapada
is in the Khuddaka Nikaya,
a division of the Pali Canon of
Theravada Buddhism.
  
 

    The Buddhist scholar and commentator Buddhaghosa explains that each saying recorded in the collection was made on a different occasion in response to a unique situation that had arisen in the life of the Buddha and his monastic community. His commentary, the Dhammapada Atthakatha, presents the details of these events and is a rich source of legend for the life and times of the Buddha. -WikiPedia

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With single-mindedness
The master quells his thoughts.
He ends their wandering.
Seated in the cave of the heart,
He finds freedom
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                                                   ----Dhammapada: 03:5 "Mind"


How can a troubled mind
Understand the way?
If a man is disturbed
He will never be filled with knowledge.

                                                             ----Dhammapada: 03:6 "Mind"

 


 

An untroubled mind,
No longer seeking to consider
What is right and what is wrong,
A mind beyond judgments,
Watches and understands.

                                                                ----Dhammapada: 03:7 "Mind"


       

For soon the body is discarded
Then what does it feel?
A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground.
Then what does it know?
                                                                                   ----Dhammapada: 03:10 "Mind"

 
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