The Awakened – The Dhammapada | Text Reading 5/6/12

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The Awakened – The Dhammapada | Text Reading 5/6/12

Thus I have heard, The Historical Buddha said:

Dhammapada

Chapter 14 – [excerpt]

The Awakened

The Person whose victory is not diminished, whose victory no on in the world can touch, that one is awakened, of limitless sphere, trackless. By what path would you lead that one?

The person whom there is no ensnaring, entangling craving, that one is awakened, of limitless sphere, trackless. By what path would you lead that one?

They are wise who pursue meditation, delighting in the calm of renunciation. Even the radiant ones long for those who are fully awakened, the mindful.

Difficult is the attainment of human birth. Difficult is the life of mortals. Difficult is hearing the good way. Difficult is the appearance of those who have awakened.

The refraining from all that is harmful, the undertaking of what is skillful, the cleansing of ones mind – this is the teaching of the awakened.

Enduring patience is the highest austerity. The awakened ones say that unbinding is supreme. A person who injures has certainly not begun to practice; one who harms others is not a seeker.

Not abusing, not harming, restraint in line with the discipline, moderation in eating & seclusion in dwelling, excretion in meditation as well – this is the teaching of the awakened.

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Recording of the Text Reading from UZ Practice Period on 5/6/12

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