Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world

na hi verena verāni sammantīdha kudācanaṃ averena ca sammanti esa dhammo sanantano Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.

Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred

akkocchi maṃ avadhi maṃ ajini maṃ ahāsi me ye ca taṃ nupanayhanti veraṃ tesūpasammati “He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred.

Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred

akkocchi maṃ avadhi maṃ ajini maṃ ahāsi me ye ca taṃ upanayhanti veraṃ tesaṃ na sammati “He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred.

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow

Manopubbaṅgammā dhammā Manoseṭṭhā manomayā Manasā ce pasannena Bhāsati vā karoti vā Tato naṃ sukhaṃ anveti Chāyā va anapāyinī Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with a pure mind a person speaks or Read More

Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought

Manopubbaṅgammā dhammā Manoseṭṭhā manomayā Manasā ce paduṭṭhena Bhāsati vā karoti vā Tato naṃ dukkham anveti Cakkaṃ va vahato padaṃ Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks Read More