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English translation of
Holy Dhammapada
English translation by Acharya Buddharakkhita
taken from http://www.cstone.net/~maxwell/Dhmpada.htm

Heedfulness

022
Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless, heedlessness is the path to death. The heedful die not, the heedless are already dead.

023
Clearly understanding this excellence of heedfulness, the wise exult therein and enjoy the resort of the Noble Ones.

024
The wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering, experience Nibbana, the incomparable freedom from bondage.

025
Ever grows the glory of one who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct, discerning and self- controlled, righteous and heedful.

026
By effort and heedfulness, discipline and self-mastery, let the wise one make for oneself an island which no flood can overwhelm.

027
The foolish and ignorant indulge in heedlessness, but the wise one keeps one's heedfulness as one's best treasure.

028
Do not give way to heedlessness; do not indulge in sensual pleasures. Only the heedful and meditative attain great happiness.

Continued...

029
Just as one upon the summit of a mountain beholds the groundlings, even so when the wise person casts away heedlessness by heedfulness and ascends the high tower of wisdom, this sorrowless sage beholds the sorrowing and foolish multitude.

030
Heedful among the heedless, wide-awake among the sleepy, the wise person advances like a swift horse leaving behind a weak nag.

031
By heedfulness did Indra become the overlord of the gods. Heedfulness is ever praised, and heedlessness ever despised.

032
The renunciate who delights in heedfulness and looks with fear at heedlessness advances like fire, burning all fetters small and large.

033
The renunciate who delights in heedfulness and looks with fear at heedlessness will not fall.

034
That person is close to Nibbana.

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-- Heedfulness --





 
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