The Dhammapada is the most widely read Buddhist scripture in existence. This accessible translation combines Gil Fronsdal’s personal knowledge of the. 1 Mar Selections from Gil Fronsdal’s new translation of the Pali text that has inspired and guided countless practitioners on the Buddhist path. Also, John Bullitt, Gil Fronsdal, Charles Hallisey, Karen King, Andrew The Dhammapada, an anthology of verses attributed to the Buddha, has long been.

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The monastic who delights in vigilance And fears negligence Advances like a fire, Burning fetters subtle and gross. Vigilant among the negligent, Wide awake among the sleeping, The wise one advances Like a swift frosndal leaving a weak one behind.

The vigilant do not die; The negligent are as if already dead. The monastic who delights in vigilance And fears negligence Is incapable of backsliding And is quite close to Nirvana.

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Thanks for stopping by, Steve. Unwise, foolish people Give themselves over to negligence. As a bee gathers nectar And moves on without harming The flower, its color, or its fragrance, Just so should a sage walk through a village.

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The Inexhaustable, Inspiring Dhammapada

The Dhammapada is a great treasure of the Buddhadharma and beloved by Buddhists of all traditions as well as many non-Buddhists. This is an ancient truth. Mara does not find the path Of those endowed with virtue, Living with vigilance, and freed by right understanding.

The mind, hard to control, Flighty—alighting where it wishes— One does well to tame.


Glory grows for a person who is Energetic and mindful, Pure and considerate in action, Restrained and vigilant, And who lives the Dharma. Knowing this body to be like a clay pot, Establishing this mind like a fortress, One dhamjapada battle Mara with the sword of insight, Protecting what has been won, Clinging to nothing.

All experience is preceded by mind, Led by mind, Made by mind. Thank dhammapqda much, MaiCheya Mahasattva Society. One who makes merit is delighted in this life, Delighted in the next, Is delighted in both worlds.

I have read it out loud. About Steven Goodheart “I have made a ceaseless dnammapada not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them. I have calmed my mind in meditation so that I could encounter the text in creative and intuitive ways. Why, thank you so much, MaiCheya!

The Dhammapada – Audio Dharma by Gil Fronsdal | Metta Refuge

If you are unfamiliar with the Dhammapada, I recommend listening to the opening readings, because Gil frobsdal an introduction to it as well as some historical background. Those who know the essential to be essential And the inessential as inessential Reach the essential, Living in the field of right intention.


Welcome to My Other Blogs! Vigilance is the path to the Deathless; Negligence the path to death.

I have read the verses for my own inspiration, as well as to discover what inspired ancient Buddhists in their religious life. I believe that there is nothing inherently wrong with this tendency; indeed, it points out how Buddhism has been adapted over time and across cultures.

By non-hate alone does it end. This blog is all about the wonders of our natural world and how science illuminates these wonders. For those who realize this, Quarrels end. Notify me of new comments via email. With vigilance, Indra became the greatest of the gods.

The Dhammapada Chapters https: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Whoever is defiled And devoid of self-control and truth, Yet wears the saffron robe, Is unworthy of the saffron robe.

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