Dhammapada(Dhp XVII) - Kodhavagga: Anger
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Abandon anger,be done with conceit,get beyond every fetter.When for name & formyou have no attachment— have nothing at all —no sufferings, no stresses, invade.
When anger arises,whoever keeps firm controlas if with a racing chariot:himI call a master charioteer.Anyone else,a rein-holder —that’s all.
Conquer angerwith lack of anger;bad, with good;stinginess, with a gift;a liar, with truth.
By telling the truth;by not growing angry;by giving, when asked,no matter how little you have:by these three thingsyou enter the presence of devas.
Gentle sages,constantly restrained in body,go to the unwavering statewhere, having gone,there’s no grief.
Those who always stay wakeful,training by day & by night,keen on Unbinding:their effluents come to an end.
This has come down from old, Atula,& not just from today:they find fault with onewho sits silent,they find fault with onewho speaks a great deal,they find fault with onewho measures his words.There’s no one unfaulted in the world.There never was,will be,nor at present is foundanyone entirely faultedor entirely praised.
If knowledgeable people praise him,having observed himday after dayto be blameless in conduct, intelligent,endowed with discernment & virtue:like an ingot of gold —who’s fit to find fault with him?Even devas praise him.Even by Brahmas he’s praised.
Guard against angererupting in body;in body, be restrained.Having abandoned bodily misconduct,live conducting yourself wellin body.Guard against angererupting in speech;in speech, be restrained.Having abandoned verbal misconduct,live conducting yourself wellin speech.Guard against angererupting in mind;in mind, be restrained.Having abandoned mental misconduct,live conducting yourself wellin mind.Those restrained in body— the enlightened —restrained in speech & in mind— enlightened —are the ones whose restraint is secure.
Provenance: ©1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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