7.19.2004

excerpt from the dammapada

We are what we think
having become what we thought

Like the wheel that follows the cart pulling ox,
sorrow follows an evil thought
And joy follows a pure thought,
like a shadow faithfully tailing a man

We are what we think
having become what we thought

How will hate leave him
if a man forever thinks
"he abused me, he hit me, he defeated me, he robbed me?"
Will hate ever touch him if he does not think,
"he abused me, he hit me, he defeated me, he robbed me?"
 
There is only one eternal law:
hate never destroys hate,
only love does.
 
Some never see the point of disciplining themselves.
Others do, they are the wise ones, they never argue.


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