Better it is to live one day seeing the Supreme Truth than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the Supreme Truth

yo ca vassasataj jive apassaj dhammam uttamaj ekahaj jivitaj seyyo passato dhammam uttamaj Better it is to live one day seeing the Supreme Truth than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the Supreme Truth.

Better it is to live one day seeing the Deathless than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the Deathless

yo ca vassasataj jive apassaj amataj padaj ekahaj jivitaj seyyo passato amataj padaj Better it is to live one day seeing the Deathless than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the Deathless.

Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years

yo ca vassasataj jive apassaj udayabbayaj ekahaj jivitaj seyyo passato udayabbayaj Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.

Better it is to live one day strenuous and resolute than to live a hundred years sluggish and dissipated

yo ca vassasataj jive kusito hinaviriyo ekahaj jivitaj seyyo viriyam arabhato dalhaj Better it is to live one day strenuous and resolute than to live a hundred years sluggish and dissipated.

Better it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled

yo ca vassasataj jive duppabbo asamahito ekahaj jivitaj seyyo pabbavantassa jhayino Better it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled.

Better it is to live one day virtuous and meditative than to live a hundred years immoral and uncontrolled

yo ca vassasataj jive dussilo asamahito ekahaj jivitaj seyyo silavantassa jhayino Better it is to live one day virtuous and meditative than to live a hundred years immoral and uncontrolled.

To one ever eager to revere and serve the elders

abhivadanasilissa niccaj vuddhapacayino cattaro dhamma vaddhanti ayu vanno sukhaj balaj To one ever eager to revere and serve the elders, these four blessing accrue: long life and beauty, happiness and power.

Whatever gifts and oblations one seeking merit might offer in this world for a whole year

yaj kibci yitthaj va hutaj va loke sajvaccharaj yajetha pubbapekkho sabbam pi taj na catubhagam eti abhivadana ujjugatesu seyyo Whatever gifts and oblations one seeking merit might offer in this world for a whole year, all that is not worth Read More

Though for a hundred years one should tend the sacrificial fire in the forest

yo ca vassasataj jantu aggij paricare vane ekaj ca bhavit’attanaj muhuttam api pujaye sa yeva pujana seyyo yaj ce vassasataj hutaj Though for a hundred years one should tend the sacrificial fire in the forest, yet if only for a Read More

Though month after month for a hundred years one should offer sacrifices by the thousands

mase mase sahassena yo yajetha sataj samaj ekaj ca bhavit’attanaj muhuttam api pujaye sa yeva pujana seyyo yaj ce vassasataj hutaj Though month after month for a hundred years one should offer sacrifices by the thousands, yet if only for Read More