Not despising, not harming, restraint according to the code of monastic discipline, moderation in food, dwelling in solitude, devotion to meditation

anupavado anupaghato patimokkhe ca sajvaro mattabbuta ca bhattasmij pantaj ca sayanasanaj adhicitte ca ayogo etaj buddhana sasanaj Not despising, not harming, restraint according to the code of monastic discipline, moderation in food, dwelling in solitude, devotion to meditation — this Read More

Enduring patience is the highest austerity

khanti paramaj tapo titikkha nibbanaj paramaj vadanti buddha na hi pabbajito parupaghati samano hoti paraj vihethayanto Enduring patience is the highest austerity. “Nibbana is supreme,” say the Buddhas. He is not a true monk who harms another, nor a true Read More

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one’s mind

Sabbapapassa akaranaj Kusalassa upasampada Sacittapariyodapanaj Etaj buddhana sasanaj To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one’s mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Hard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime Truth

kiccho manussapatilabho kicchaj maccana jivitaj kicchaj saddhammassavanaj kiccho buddhanam uppado Hard is it to be born a man; hard is the life of mortals. Hard is it to gain the opportunity of hearing the Sublime Truth, and hard to encounter Read More

Those wise ones who are devoted to meditation and who delight in the calm of renunciation

ye jhanapasuta dhira nekkhammupasame rata deva pi tesaj pihayanti sambuddhanaj satimataj Those wise ones who are devoted to meditation and who delight in the calm of renunciation — such mindful ones, Supreme Buddhas, even the gods hold dear.

By what track can you trace that trackless Buddha of limitless range, in whom exists no longer

yassa jalini visattika tanha natthi kuhibci netave taj buddham anantagocaraj apadaj kena padena nessatha By what track can you trace that trackless Buddha of limitless range, in whom exists no longer, the entangling and embroiling craving that perpetuates becoming?

By what track can you trace that trackless Buddha of limitless range, whose victory nothing can undo

yassa jitaj navajiyati jitam assa no yati koci loke taj buddham anantagocaraj apadaj kena padena nessatha By what track can you trace that trackless Buddha of limitless range, whose victory nothing can undo, whom none of the vanquished defilements can Read More

Better than sole sovereignty over the earth, better than going to heaven, better even than lordship over all the worlds is the supramundane Fruition of Stream Entrance

pathavya ekarajjena saggassa gamanena va sabbalokadhipaccena sotapattiphalaj varaj Better than sole sovereignty over the earth, better than going to heaven, better even than lordship over all the worlds is the supramundane Fruition of Stream Entrance.

Truly, misers fare not to heavenly realms

na ve kadariya devalokaj vajanti bala have na ppasajsanti danaj dhiro ca danaj anumodamano ten’eva so hoti sukhi parattha Truly, misers fare not to heavenly realms; nor, indeed, do fools praise generosity. But the wise man rejoices in giving, and Read More

For a liar who has violated the one law (of truthfulness) who holds in scorn the hereafter, there is no evil that he cannot do

ekaj dhammaj atitassa musavadissa jantuno vitinnaparalokassa natthi papaj akariyaj For a liar who has violated the one law (of truthfulness) who holds in scorn the hereafter, there is no evil that he cannot do.