Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Abandon Suffering Through Persistence

Like a fine stallion
Struck with a whip,
Be ardent & chastened.
Through conviction
Virtue, persistence,
Concentration, judgment,
Consummate in knowledge & conduct,
Mindful,
You'll abandon this not-insignificant pain.

-Dhammapada, 10, translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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