The Pairs(YAMAKA-VAGGO)

Posted: September 12, 2014 in සරණක් සොයා ෴

DHAMMAPADA

(DhP 1)

All mental phenomena are preceded by mind,
Mind is their master, they are produced by mind.
If somebody speaks or acts
With a corrupted mind,
Hence suffering follows him,
Like the wheel the foot of the bearing animal.
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(DhP 2)

All things are preceded by mind,
Mind is their master, they are produced by mind.
If somebody speaks or acts
With a purified mind,
Hence happiness follows him,
Like never departing shadow.
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(DhP 3)

He abused me, he beat me,
He defeated me, he robbed me.
Those, who harbour such thoughts,
Their hatred is not appeased.
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(DhP 4)

He abused me, he beat me,
He defeated me, he robbed me.
Those, who do not harbour such thoughts,
Their hatred is appeased.
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(DhP 5)

Hatred is indeed never appeased by hatred here.
It is appeased by non-hatred – this law is eternal.
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(DhP 6)

The others do not understand that we should restrain ourselves here.
Those who understand that, therefore appease their quarrels.
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(DhP 7)

The person, who lives contemplating pleasant things, who is not restrained in senses,
Who does not know moderation in food, who is indolent and of poor effort,
Mara will overcome him, as wind a weak tree.
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(DhP 8)

The one, who does not live contemplating pleasant things, who is well restrained in senses,
Who does know moderation in food, who is trusting and firm in effort,
Mara will not overcome him, as wind a rocky mountain.
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(DhP 9)

Who is not rid of defilement, and will wear a yellow robe,
Devoid of restraint and truth, he does not deserve a yellow robe.
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(DhP 10)

And who would get rid of defilement, well settled in virtues,
Endowed with restraint and truth, he deserves a yellow robe.
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(DhP 11)

Thinking to be essential, what is not, seeing no essence in what is essential,
they, feeding on wrong thoughts, do not discover the essence.
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(DhP 12)

Having known the essence as the essence, non-essential as non-essential,
they, feeding on right thoughts, discover the essence.
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(DhP 13)

As a poorly covered house is penetrated by a rain,
thus an undeveloped mind is penetrated by passion.
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(DhP 14)

As a well covered house is not penetrated by a rain,
thus a well developed mind is not penetrated by passion.
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(DhP 15)

He grieves here, he grieves after death, in both states does the wrongdoer grieve.
He grieves, he is vexed, having seen his own evil deeds.
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(DhP 16)

He rejoices here, he rejoices after death, in both states does the well-doer rejoice.
He rejoices, he is happy, having seen his own good deeds.
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(DhP 17)

He is tormented here, he is tormented after death, in both states is
the wrongdoer tormented.
He is tormented [by the thought] “I have done evil”. He is tormented even more,
having gone to a bad birth.

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(DhP 18)

He is delighted here, he is delighted after death, in both states is the well-doer delighted.
He is delighted [by the thought] “I have done good”. He is delighted even more,
having gone to a good birth.

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(DhP 19)

Even if he recites a lot of scriptures, but does not act accordingly, the negligent man.
He is like a cowherd who counts others’ cows. He does not share the [blessings of] monkshood.
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(DhP 20)

Even if he recites a little of scriptures, but lives in truth according to the Dharma,
having abandoned lust, hatred and delusion, has the right knowledge,
with a well emancipated mind,

is not attached to anything, either in this world, nor in the other one,
he shares the [blessings of] monkshood.

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