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Contrary Ways

From The Dhammapada (trs. Juan Mascaró)

Part 3

  1. For hate is not conquered by hate: hate is conquered by love. This is a law eternal.
  2. Many do not know that we are here in this world to live in harmony. Those who know this do not fight against each other.
  3. He who lives only for pleasures, and whose soul is not in harmony, who considers not the food he eats, is idle and has not the power of virtue — such a man is moved by MARA, is moved by selfish temptations, even as a weak tree is shaken by the wind.
  4. But he who lives not for pleasures, and whose soul is in self-harmony, who eats or fasts with moderation, and has faith and the power of virtue — this man is not moved by temptations, as a great rock is not shaken by the wind.

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