Archive for the ‘Gautama Buddha’ Category

Subhashitam

May 21, 2011

“He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins”

The Dhammapada quote

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Subhashitam

May 13, 2011

Brahmanavagga "The Brahmana" (verses 383-423)

  • A man does not become a Brahmana by his platted hair, by his family, or by birth; in whom there is truth and righteousness, he is blessed, he is a Brahmana. (Verse 393)
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
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    Subhashitam

    May 11, 2011

    Panditavagga "The Spiritually Mature" (verses 76-89)

  • Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
  • Translator: Acharya Buddharakkhita
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    Subhashitam

    May 11, 2011

    Yammakavagga “The Pairs” (verses 1-20)

  • Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox. (Verse 1)
  • Translator: Acharya Buddharakkhita
  • Alternate translation: Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a corrupted heart, then suffering follows you — as the wheel of the cart, the track of the ox that pulls it.
  • Translator: Thanissaro Bhikkhu
  • Alternative translation: 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. 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… If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dhammapada