Words of Buddha: Sanskrit * Audio *

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on Oct 16, 2010
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Yo ca vassasataṃ jīve
dussīlo asamāhito
ekāhaṃ jīvitaṃ seyyo
sīlavantassa jhāyino.
Listen:  http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada.mp3

Better it is to live
one day virtuous and meditative
than to live a hundred years
immoral and uncontrolled.


Apādakehi me mettaṃ,
mettaṃ dvipādakehi me;
catuppadehi me mettaṃ,
mettaṃ bahuppadehi me.
Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/anguttara_nikaya_4_67_a.mp3

I have love for the footless,
for the bipeds too I have love;
I have love for those with four feet,
for the many-footed I have love.


Māvamaññetha pāpassa, “Na mantaṃ āgamissati.”
Udabindunipātena, udakumbhopi pūrati.
Bālo pūrati pāpassa, thokaṃ thokampi ācinaṃ.
Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada_9_121.mp3

Think not lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.”
Drop by drop is the water pot filled.
Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little,
fills oneself with evil.


Yo sahassaṃ sahassena
saṅgāme mānuse jine,
ekañca jeyyamattānaṃ
sa ve saṅgāmajuttamo.
Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada_10_103.mp3

Though one may conquer
a thousand times a thousand people in battle,
yet one indeed is the noblest victor
who conquers oneself.


Santaṃ tassa manaṃ hoti, santā vācā,
ca kamma ca, sammadaññā,
vimuttassa, upasantassa tādino.
Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada_7_96.mp3

Calm is one’s thought, calm one’s speech,
and calm one’s deed, who, truly knowing,
is wholly freed, perfectly tranquil and wise.


Sabbattha ve sappurisā cajanti.
Na kāmakāmā lapayanti santo.
Sukhena phuṭṭhā atha vā dukhena
na uccāvacaṃ paṇḍitā dassayanti.
Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada_6_83.mp3

The good renounce (attachment for) everything.
The virtuous do not prattle with a yearning for pleasures.
The wise show no elation or depression
when touched by happiness or sorrow.


Selo yathā ekaghano vātena na samīrati,
evaṃ nindāpasaṃsāsu na samiñjanti paṇḍitā.
Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada_6_81.mp3

Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm,
even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.

Courtesy of Pariyatti.org




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