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Dhammapada Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Dhammapada
  1. #1
    “Some people are born again; evil-doers go to hell; righteous people go to heaven; those who are free from all worldly desires attain Nirvana.”
  2. #2
    “He who lives looking for pleasures only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his food, idle, and weak, Mara (the tempter) will certainly overthrow him, as the wind throws down a weak tree.”
  3. #3
    “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.”
  4. #4
    “As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through an unreflecting mind. As rain does not break through a well-thatched house, passion will not break through a well-reflecting mind.”
  5. #5
    “The fool who knows his foolishness, is wise at least so far. But a fool who thinks himself wise, he is called a fool indeed.”
  6. #6
    “Fools of little understanding have themselves for their greatest enemies, for they do evil deeds which must bear bitter fruits.”
  1. #7
    “He who seeking his own happiness does not punish or kill beings who also long for happiness, will find happiness after death.”
  2. #8
    “All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.”
  3. #9
    “Those who are in earnest do not die, those who are thoughtless are as if dead already.”
  4. #10
    “Not the perversities of others, not their sins of commission or omission, but his own misdeeds and negligences should a sage take notice of.”
  5. #11
    “As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, or its colour or scent, so let a sage dwell in his village.”
  6. #12
    “He who knows that this body is like froth, and has learnt that it is as unsubstantial as a mirage, will break the flower-pointed arrow of Mara, and never see the king of death.”

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  1. #13
    “They who know truth in truth, and untruth in untruth, arrive at truth, and follow true desires.”
  2. #14
    “He who always greets and constantly reveres the aged, four things will increase to him, viz. life, beauty, happiness, power. But he who lives a hundred years, vicious and unrestrained, a life of one day is better if a man is virtuous and reflecting. And he who lives a hundred years, ignorant and unrestrained, a life of one day is better if a man is wise and reflecting.And he who lives a hundred years, idle and weak, a life of one day is better if a man has attained firm strength. And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing beginning and end, a life of one day is better if a man sees beginning and end. And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the immortal place, a life of one day is better if a man sees the immortal place. And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the highest law, a life of one day is better if a man sees the highest law.”
  3. #15
    “The evil-doer mourns in this world, and he mourns in the next; he mourns in both. He mourns and suffers when he sees the evil of his own work.”
  4. #16
    “If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.”
  5. #17
    “For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule.”
  6. #18
    “It is good to tame the mind, which is difficult to hold in and flighty, rushing wherever it listeth; a tamed mind brings happiness.”
  7. #19
    “Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and whose mind is distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping village.”
  8. #20
    “If an earnest person has roused himself, if he is not forgetful, if his deeds are pure, if he acts with consideration, if he restrains himself, and lives according to law,—then his glory will increase.”
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