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

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287
If by renouncing a lesser happiness one may realize a greater happiness, let the wise person renounce the lesser, having regard for the greater.

288
One who seeks one's own happiness by inflicting pain on others, entangled by the bonds of hate, will never be delivered from hate.

289
For those who are arrogant and heedless, who leave undone what should be done and do what should not be done--for them the cankers only increase.

290
Those who always earnestly practise mindfulness of the body, who do not resort to what should not be done, and steadfastly pursue what should be done, mindful and clearly comprehending--their cankers cease.

291
Having slain mother (craving), father (ego-conceit), two warrior kings (eternalism and nihilism), and destroyed a country (sense organs and sense objects) together with its treasurer (attachment and lust), ungrieving goes the holy person.

292
Having slain mother, father, two brahmin kings (two extreme views), and a tiger as the fifth (the five mental hindrances), ungrieving goes the holy person.

293
Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily who day and night constantly practise the recollection of the Buddha.

294
Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily who day and night constantly practise the recollection of the Dhamma.

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295
Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily who day and night constantly practise the recollection of the Sangha.

296
Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily who day and night constantly practise mindfulness of the body.

297
Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily whose minds by day and night delight in the practice of non-harming.

298
Those disciples of Gotama ever awaken happily whose minds by day and night delight in the practice of meditation.

299
Difficult is life as a renunciate; difficult is it to delight therein. Also difficult and sorrowful is household life. Suffering comes from association with unequals, suffering comes from wandering in samsara. Therefore, be not an aimless wanderer, be not a pursuer of suffering.

300
One who is full of faith and virtue, and possesses good repute and wealth--that person is respected everywhere, in whatever land one travels.

301
The good shine even from afar, like the Himalaya mountain. But the wicked are unseen, like arrows shot in the night.

302
One who sits alone, sleeps alone and walks alone, who is strenuous and subdues oneself alone, will find delight in the solitude of the forest.

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