Gautama Buddha

(563 BCE - 483 BCE / Lumbini / Indian Sub. (today in Nepal))

Miscellaneos - Poem by Gautama Buddha

If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a
wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great.

He who, by causing pain to others, wishes to obtain pleasure for
himself, he, entangled in the bonds of hatred, will never be free from
hatred.

What ought to be done is neglected, what ought not to be done is
done; the desires of unruly, thoughtless people are always increasing.

But they whose whole watchfulness is always directed to their
body, who do not follow what ought not to be done, and who steadfastly
do what ought to be done, the desires of such watchful and wise people
will come to an end.

A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father and
mother, and two valiant kings, though he has destroyed a kingdom with
all its subjects.

A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father and
mother, and two holy kings, and an eminent man besides.

The disciples of Gotama (Buddha) are always well awake, and their
thoughts day and night are always set on Buddha.

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts
day and night are always set on the law.

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts
day and night are always set on the church.

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts
day and night are always set on their body.

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day
and night always delights in compassion.

The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day
and night always delights in meditation.

It is hard to leave the world (to become a friar) , it is hard to
enjoy the world; hard is the monastery, painful are the houses;
painful it is to dwell with equals (to share everything in common) and
the itinerant mendicant is beset with pain. Therefore let no man be
an itinerant mendicant and he will not be beset with pain.

Whatever place a faithful, virtuous, celebrated, and wealthy man
chooses, there he is respected.

Good people shine from afar, like the snowy mountains; bad people
are not seen, like arrows shot by night.

He alone who, without ceasing, practises the duty of sitting
alone and sleeping alone, he, subduing himself, will rejoice in the
destruction of all desires alone, as if living in a forest.


Comments about Miscellaneos by Gautama Buddha

  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/18/2017)

    A great teaching.
    Good people shine from afar, like the snowy mountains; bad people
    are not seen, like arrows shot by night.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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