Gautama Buddha Poems
|4.||The Downward Course||5/1/2012|
|12.||Good And Bad||5/1/2012|
|14.||The Twin Verses||5/1/2012|
Comments about Gautama Buddha
If a person holds oneself dear,
let one watch oneself carefully.
The wise should be watchful
during at least one of the three watches.
Let each person first direct oneself to what is right;
then let one teach others; thus the wise will not suffer.
If a person makes oneself as one teaches others to be,
then being well-controlled, that one might guide others,
since self-control is difficult.
Self is the master of self;
who else could be the master?
With self well-controlled
a person finds a master such as few can find.
The wrong done by ...
There is no suffering for the one
who has completed the journey,
who is freed from sorrow,
who has freed oneself on all sides,
who has thrown off all chains.
The thoughtful exert themselves;
they do not delight in a home;
like swans who have left their lake,