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The Tao That Can Be Trodden Is Not The Enduring
The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name ...

(conceived Of As) Having No Name, It Is The Originator
(Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all thi...

Always Without Desire We Must Be Found, If
Always without desire we must be found, If its deep mystery we would sound; But if desire always within us be, Its outer fring...

Under These Two Aspects, It Is Really The Same; But
Under these two aspects, it is really the same; but as development takes place, it receives the different names Together we call them t...

All In The World Know The Beauty Of The Beautiful,
All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill ...

So It Is That Existence And Non-existence Give Birth The
So it is that existence and non-existence give birth the one to (the idea of) the other; that difficulty and ease produce the one (the i...

Therefore The Sage Manages Affairs Without Doing Anything, And Conveys His
Therefore the sage manages affairs without doing anything, and conveys his instructions without the use of speech ...

All Things Spring Up, And There Is Not One Which
All things spring up, and there is not one which declines to show itself; they grow, and there is no claim made for their ownership; the...

Not To Value And Employ Men Of Superior Ability Is
Not to value and employ men of superior ability is the way to keep the people from rivalry among themselves; not to prize articles whic...

Therefore The Sage, In The Exercise Of His Government, Empties Their
Therefore the sage, in the exercise of his government, empties their minds, fills their bellies, weakens their wills, and strengthens th...

He Constantly (tries To) Keep Them Without Knowledge And Without Desire,
He constantly (tries to) keep them without knowledge and without desire, and where there are those who have knowledge, to keep them from...

The Tao Is (like) The Emptiness Of A Vessel; And
The Tao is (like) the emptiness of a vessel; and in our employment of it we must be on our guard against all fulness How deep and unfa...

We Should Blunt Our Sharp Points, And Unravel The Complications
We should blunt our sharp points, and unravel the complications of things; we should attemper our brightness, and bring ourselves into a...

I Do Not Know Whose Son It Is It
I do not know whose son it is It might appear to have been before God ...

Heaven And Earth Do Not Act From (the Impulse Of)
Heaven and earth do not act from (the impulse of) any wish to be benevolent; they deal with all things as the dogs of grass are dealt w...

May Not The Space Between Heaven And Earth Be Compared
May not the space between heaven and earth be compared to a bellows? 'Tis emptied, yet it loses not its power; 'Tis moved again, ...

The Valley Spirit Dies Not, Aye The Same;
The valley spirit dies not, aye the same; The female mystery thus do we name Its gate, from which at first they issued forth, ...

Heaven Is Long-enduring And Earth Continues Long The Reason Why
Heaven is long-enduring and earth continues long The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because ...

Therefore The Sage Puts His Own Person Last, And Yet
Therefore the sage puts his own person last, and yet it is found in the foremost place; he treats his person as if it were foreign to him...

The Highest Excellence Is Like (that Of) Water The
The highest excellence is like (that of) water The excellence of water appears in its benefiting all things, and in its occupying, wit...

The Excellence Of A Residence Is In (the Suitability Of)
The excellence of a residence is in (the suitability of) the place; that of the mind is in abysmal stillness; that of associations is in ...

And When (one With The Highest Excellence) Does Not Wrangle
And when (one with the highest excellence) does not wrangle (about his low position), no one finds fault with him ...

It Is Better To Leave A Vessel Unfilled, Than To
It is better to leave a vessel unfilled, than to attempt to carry it when it is full If you keep feeling a point that has been sharpen...

When Gold And Jade Fill The Hall, Their Possessor Cannot
When gold and jade fill the hall, their possessor cannot keep them safe When wealth and honours lead to arrogancy, this brings its evil ...

0 When The Intelligent And Animal Souls Are Held
0 When the intelligent and animal souls are held together in one embrace, they can be kept from separating When one gives undivided att...

In Loving The People And Ruling The State, Cannot He
In loving the people and ruling the state, cannot he proceed without any (purpose of) action? In the opening and shutting of his gates ...

(the Tao) Produces (all Things) And Nourishes Them; It Produces Them
(The Tao) produces (all things) and nourishes them; it produces them and does not claim them as its own; it does all, and yet does not b...

The Thirty Spokes Unite In The One Nave; But It
The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty space (for the axle), that the use of the wheel depends Clay is fashion...

Colour's Five Hues From Th' Eyes Their Sight Will Take;
Colour's five hues from th' eyes their sight will take; Music's five notes the ears as deaf can make; The flavours five deprive t...

Therefore The Sage Seeks To Satisfy (the Craving Of) The
Therefore the sage seeks to satisfy (the craving of) the belly, and not the (insatiable longing of the) eyes He puts from him the latte...

Favour And Disgrace Would Seem Equally To Be Feared; Honour
Favour and disgrace would seem equally to be feared; honour and great calamity, to be regarded as personal conditions (of the same kind...

What Is Meant By Speaking Thus Of Favour And Disgrace?
What is meant by speaking thus of favour and disgrace? Disgrace is being in a low position (after the enjoyment of favour) The getting ...

Therefore He Who Would Administer The Kingdom, Honouring It As
Therefore he who would administer the kingdom, honouring it as he honours his own person, may be employed to govern it, and he who would ...

We Look At It, And We Do Not See It,
We look at it, and we do not see it, and we name it 'the Equable' We listen to it, and we do not hear it, and we name it 'the Inaudibl...

Its Upper Part Is Not Bright, And Its Lower Part
Its upper part is not bright, and its lower part is not obscure Ceaseless in its action, it yet cannot be named, and then it again retur...

We Meet It And Do Not See Its Front; We
We meet it and do not see its Front; we follow it, and do not see its Back When we can lay hold of the Tao of old to direct the things ...

The Skilful Masters (of The Tao) In Old Times, With
The skilful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep (also...

Shrinking Looked They Like Those Who Wade Through A Stream
Shrinking looked they like those who wade through a stream in winter; irresolute like those who are afraid of all around them; grave lik...

Who Can (make) The Muddy Water (clear)? Let It
Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear Who can secure the condition of rest? Let ...

They Who Preserve This Method Of The Tao Do Not
They who preserve this method of the Tao do not wish to be full (of themselves) It is through their not being full of themselves that t...

The (state Of) Vacancy Should Be Brought To The Utmost
The (state of) vacancy should be brought to the utmost degree, and that of stillness guarded with unwearying vigour All things alike g...

The Report Of That Fulfilment Is The Regular, Unchanging Rule
The report of that fulfilment is the regular, unchanging rule To know that unchanging rule is to be intelligent; not to know it leads t...

In The Highest Antiquity, (the People) Did Not Know That
In the highest antiquity, (the people) did not know that there were (their rulers) In the next age they loved them and praised them I...

How Irresolute Did Those (earliest Rulers) Appear, Showing (by Their Reticence)
How irresolute did those (earliest rulers) appear, showing (by their reticence) the importance which they set upon their words! Their wo...

When The Great Tao (way Or Method) Ceased To Be
When the Great Tao (Way or Method) ceased to be observed, benevolence and righteousness came into vogue (Then) appeared wisdom and shr...

When Harmony No Longer Prevailed Throughout The Six Kinships, Filial Sons
When harmony no longer prevailed throughout the six kinships, filial sons found their manifestation; when the states and clans fell into...

If We Could Renounce Our Sageness And Discard Our Wisdom,
If we could renounce our sageness and discard our wisdom, it would be better for the people a hundredfold If we could renounce our ben...

Those Three Methods (of Government) Thought Olden Ways
Those three methods (of government) Thought olden ways in elegance did fail And made these names their want of worth to veil; ...

0 When We Renounce Learning We Have No Troubles
0 When we renounce learning we have no troubles The (ready) 'yes,' and (flattering) 'yea;'-- Small is the difference they display ...

The Multitude Of Men Look Satisfied And Pleased; As If
The multitude of men look satisfied and pleased; as if enjoying a full banquet, as if mounted on a tower in spring I alone seem listles...

The Grandest Forms Of Active Force From
The grandest forms of active force From Tao come, their only source Who can of Tao the nature tell? Our sight it flies, our...

The Partial Becomes Complete; The Crooked, Straight; The Empty, Full; The
The partial becomes complete; the crooked, straight; the empty, full; the worn out, new He whose (desires) are few gets them; he whose...

Therefore The Sage Holds In His Embrace The One Thing
Therefore the sage holds in his embrace the one thing (of humility), and manifests it to all the world He is free from self- display, a...

That Saying Of The Ancients That 'the Partial Becomes Complete'
That saying of the ancients that 'the partial becomes complete' was not vainly spoken:--all real completion is comprehended under it ...

Abstaining From Speech Marks Him Who Is Obeying The Spontaneity Of
Abstaining from speech marks him who is obeying the spontaneity of his nature A violent wind does not last for a whole morning; a sudd...

Therefore When One Is Making The Tao His Business, Those
Therefore when one is making the Tao his business, those who are also pursuing it, agree with him in it, and those who are making the ma...

Hence, Those With Whom He Agrees As To The Tao
Hence, those with whom he agrees as to the Tao have the happiness of attaining to it; those with whom he agrees as to its manifestation ...

He Who Stands On His Tiptoes Does Not Stand Firm;
He who stands on his tiptoes does not stand firm; he who stretches his legs does not walk (easily) (So), he who displays himself does n...

There Was Something Undefined And Complete, Coming Into Existence Before Heaven
There was something undefined and complete, coming into existence before Heaven and Earth How still it was and formless, standing alon...

I Do Not Know Its Name, And I Give It
I do not know its name, and I give it the designation of the Tao (the Way or Course) Making an effort (further) to give it a name I cal...

Great, It Passes On (in Constant Flow) Passing On,
Great, it passes on (in constant flow) Passing on, it becomes remote Having become remote, it returns Therefore the Tao is great; Hea...

Man Takes His Law From The Earth; The Earth Takes
Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao The law of the Tao is its bein...

Gravity Is The Root Of Lightness; Stillness, The Ruler Of Movement
Gravity is the root of lightness; stillness, the ruler of movement ...

Therefore A Wise Prince, Marching The Whole Day, Does Not
Therefore a wise prince, marching the whole day, does not go far from his baggage waggons Although he may have brilliant prospects to l...

The Skilful Traveller Leaves No Traces Of His Wheels Or Footsteps;
The skilful traveller leaves no traces of his wheels or footsteps; the skilful speaker says nothing that can be found fault with or bla...

Therefore The Man Of Skill Is A Master (to Be
Therefore the man of skill is a master (to be looked up to) by him who has not the skill; and he who has not the skill is the helper of ...

Who Knows His Manhood's Strength, Yet Still His
Who knows his manhood's strength, Yet still his female feebleness maintains; As to one channel flow the many drains, All come...

The Unwrought Material, When Divided And Distributed, Forms Vessels The
The unwrought material, when divided and distributed, forms vessels The sage, when employed, becomes the Head of all the Officers (of g...

If Any One Should Wish To Get The Kingdom For
If any one should wish to get the kingdom for himself, and to effect this by what he does, I see that he will not succeed The kingdom ...

The Course And Nature Of Things Is Such That
The course and nature of things is such that What was in front is now behind; What warmed anon we freezing find Strength is of...

0 He Who Would Assist A Lord Of Men
0 He who would assist a lord of men in harmony with the Tao will not assert his mastery in the kingdom by force of arms Such a course i...

Wherever A Host Is Stationed, Briars And Thorns Spring Up
Wherever a host is stationed, briars and thorns spring up In the sequence of great armies there are sure to be bad years ...

A Skilful (commander) Strikes A Decisive Blow, And Stops
A skilful (commander) strikes a decisive blow, and stops He does not dare (by continuing his operations) to assert and complete his mas...

When Things Have Attained Their Strong Maturity They Become Old This
When things have attained their strong maturity they become old This may be said to be not in accordance with the Tao: and what is not i...

Now Arms, However Beautiful, Are Instruments Of Evil Omen, Hateful, It
Now arms, however beautiful, are instruments of evil omen, hateful, it may be said, to all creatures Therefore they who have the Tao d...

The Superior Man Ordinarily Considers The Left Hand The Most Honourable
The superior man ordinarily considers the left hand the most honourable place, but in time of war the right hand Those sharp weapons ar...

On Occasions Of Festivity To Be On The Left Hand
On occasions of festivity to be on the left hand is the prized position; on occasions of mourning, the right hand The second in command...

The Tao, Considered As Unchanging, Has No Name
The Tao, considered as unchanging, has no name ...

Though In Its Primordial Simplicity It May Be Small, The
Though in its primordial simplicity it may be small, the whole world dares not deal with (one embodying) it as a minister If a feudal p...

Heaven And Earth (under Its Guidance) Unite Together And Send
Heaven and Earth (under its guidance) unite together and send down the sweet dew, which, without the directions of men, reaches equally ...

As Soon As It Proceeds To Action, It Has A
As soon as it proceeds to action, it has a name When it once has that name, (men) can know to rest in it When they know to rest in it,...

The Relation Of The Tao To All The World Is
The relation of the Tao to all the world is like that of the great rivers and seas to the streams from the valleys ...

He Who Knows Other Men Is Discerning; He Who Knows
He who knows other men is discerning; he who knows himself is intelligent He who overcomes others is strong; he who overcomes himself ...

He Who Does Not Fail In The Requirements Of His
He who does not fail in the requirements of his position, continues long; he who dies and yet does not perish, has longevity ...

All-pervading Is The Great Tao! It May Be Found
All-pervading is the Great Tao! It may be found on the left hand and on the right ...

All Things Depend On It For Their Production, Which It
All things depend on it for their production, which it gives to them, not one refusing obedience to it When its work is accomplished, i...

Hence The Sage Is Able (in The Same Way) To
Hence the sage is able (in the same way) to accomplish his great achievements It is through his not making himself great that he can ac...

To Him Who Holds In His Hands The Great Image
To him who holds in his hands the Great Image (of the invisible Tao), the whole world repairs Men resort to him, and receive no hurt, ...

Music And Dainties Will Make The Passing Guest Stop (for
Music and dainties will make the passing guest stop (for a time) But though the Tao as it comes from the mouth, seems insipid and has no...

When One Is About To Take An Inspiration, He Is
When one is about to take an inspiration, he is sure to make a (previous) expiration; when he is going to weaken another, he will first...

The Soft Overcomes The Hard; And The Weak The Strong
The soft overcomes the hard; and the weak the strong ...

Fishes Should Not Be Taken From The Deep; Instruments For
Fishes should not be taken from the deep; instruments for the profit of a state should not be shown to the people ...

The Tao In Its Regular Course Does Nothing (for The
The Tao in its regular course does nothing (for the sake of doing it), and so there is nothing which it does not do ...

If Princes And Kings Were Able To Maintain It, All
If princes and kings were able to maintain it, all things would of themselves be transformed by them ...

If This Transformation Became To Me An Object Of Desire,
If this transformation became to me an object of desire, I would express the desire by the nameless simplicity Simplicity without a...

(those Who) Possessed In Highest Degree The Attributes (of The Tao)
(Those who) possessed in highest degree the attributes (of the Tao) did not (seek) to show them, and therefore they possessed them (in ...

(those Who) Possessed In The Highest Degree Those Attributes Did Nothing
(Those who) possessed in the highest degree those attributes did nothing (with a purpose), and had no need to do anything (Those who) p...

(those Who) Possessed The Highest Benevolence Were (always Seeking) To Carry
(Those who) possessed the highest benevolence were (always seeking) to carry it out, and had no need to be doing so (Those who) possess...

(those Who) Possessed The Highest (sense Of) Propriety Were (always Seeking)
(Those who) possessed the highest (sense of) propriety were (always seeking) to show it, and when men did not respond to it, they bared ...

Thus It Was That When The Tao Was Lost, Its
Thus it was that when the Tao was lost, its attributes appeared; when its attributes were lost, benevolence appeared; when benevolence w...

Now Propriety Is The Attenuated Form Of Leal-heartedness And Good Faith,
Now propriety is the attenuated form of leal-heartedness and good faith, and is also the commencement of disorder; swift apprehension is ...

Thus It Is That The Great Man Abides By What
Thus it is that the Great man abides by what is solid, and eschews what is flimsy; dwells with the fruit and not with the flower It is ...

The Things Which From Of Old Have Got The One
The things which from of old have got the One (the Tao) are-- Heaven which by it is bright and pure; Earth rendered thereby fir...

If Heaven Were Not Thus Pure, It Soon Would Rend;
If heaven were not thus pure, it soon would rend; If earth were not thus sure, 'twould break and bend; Without these powers, the s...

Thus It Is That Dignity Finds Its (firm) Root In
Thus it is that dignity finds its (firm) root in its (previous) meanness, and what is lofty finds its stability in the lowness (from whi...

0 The Movement Of The Tao
0 The movement of the Tao By contraries proceeds; And weakness marks the course Of Tao's mighty deeds ...

All Things Under Heaven Sprang From It As Existing (and
All things under heaven sprang from It as existing (and named); that existence sprang from It as non-existent (and not named) ...

Scholars Of The Highest Class, When They Hear About The
Scholars of the highest class, when they hear about the Tao, earnestly carry it into practice Scholars of the middle class, when they ...

Therefore The Sentence-makers Have Thus Expressed Themselves:-- 'the Tao,
Therefore the sentence-makers have thus expressed themselves:-- 'The Tao, when brightest seen, seems light to lack; Who progress ...

The Tao Is Hidden, And Has No Name; But It
The Tao is hidden, and has no name; but it is the Tao which is skilful at imparting (to all things what they need) and making them compl...

The Tao Produced One; One Produced Two; Two Produced Three; Three
The Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three; Three produced All things All things leave behind them the Obscurity (out ...

What Men Dislike Is To Be Orphans, To Have Little
What men dislike is to be orphans, to have little virtue, to be as carriages without naves; and yet these are the designations which kin...

What Other Men (thus) Teach, I Also Teach The
What other men (thus) teach, I also teach The violent and strong do not die their natural death I will make this the basis of my teach...

The Softest Thing In The World Dashes Against And Overcomes
The softest thing in the world dashes against and overcomes the hardest; that which has no (substantial) existence enters where there i...

There Are Few In The World Who Attain To The
There are few in the world who attain to the teaching without words, and the advantage arising from non-action ...

Or Fame Or Life, Which Do
Or fame or life, Which do you hold more dear? Or life or wealth, To which would you adhere? Keep life and lose those ...

Thus We May See, Who Cleaves
Thus we may see, Who cleaves to fame Rejects what is more great; Who loves large stores Gives up the richer state ...

Who Is Content Needs Fear No Shame
Who is content Needs fear no shame Who knows to stop Incurs no blame From danger free Long live shall he ...

Who Thinks His Great Achievements Poor Shall Find
Who thinks his great achievements poor Shall find his vigour long endure Of greatest fulness, deemed a void, Exhaustion ne'er...

Constant Action Overcomes Cold; Being Still Overcomes Heat Purity And
Constant action overcomes cold; being still overcomes heat Purity and stillness give the correct law to all under heaven ...

When The Tao Prevails In The World, They Send Back
When the Tao prevails in the world, they send back their swift horses to (draw) the dung-carts When the Tao is disregarded in the worl...

There Is No Guilt Greater Than To Sanction Ambition; No
There is no guilt greater than to sanction ambition; no calamity greater than to be discontented with one's lot; no fault greater than t...

Without Going Outside His Door, One Understands (all That Takes Place)
Without going outside his door, one understands (all that takes place) under the sky; without looking out from his window, one sees the...

Therefore The Sages Got Their Knowledge Without Travelling; Gave Their (right)
Therefore the sages got their knowledge without travelling; gave their (right) names to things without seeing them; and accomplished the...

He Who Devotes Himself To Learning (seeks) From Day To
He who devotes himself to learning (seeks) from day to day to increase (his knowledge); he who devotes himself to the Tao (seeks) from ...

He Diminishes It And Again Diminishes It, Till He Arrives
He diminishes it and again diminishes it, till he arrives at doing nothing (on purpose) Having arrived at this point of non-action, the...

He Who Gets As His Own All Under Heaven Does
He who gets as his own all under heaven does so by giving himself no trouble (with that end) If one take trouble (with that end), he is...

The Sage Has No Invariable Mind Of His Own; He
The sage has no invariable mind of his own; he makes the mind of the people his mind ...

To Those Who Are Good (to Me), I Am Good;
To those who are good (to me), I am good; and to those who are not good (to me), I am also good;--and thus (all) get to be good To thos...

The Sage Has In The World An Appearance Of Indecision,
The sage has in the world an appearance of indecision, and keeps his mind in a state of indifference to all The people all keep their e...

0 Men Come Forth And Live; They Enter (again)
0 Men come forth and live; they enter (again) and die ...

Of Every Ten Three Are Ministers Of Life (to Themselves);
Of every ten three are ministers of life (to themselves); and three are ministers of death ...

There Are Also Three In Every Ten Whose Aim Is
There are also three in every ten whose aim is to live, but whose movements tend to the land (or place) of death And for what reason? B...

But I Have Heard That He Who Is Skilful In
But I have heard that he who is skilful in managing the life entrusted to him for a time travels on the land without having to shun rhin...

All Things Are Produced By The Tao, And Nourished By
All things are produced by the Tao, and nourished by its outflowing operation They receive their forms according to the nature of each...

This Honouring Of The Tao And Exalting Of Its Operation
This honouring of the Tao and exalting of its operation is not the result of any ordination, but always a spontaneous tribute ...

Thus It Is That The Tao Produces (all Things), Nourishes
Thus it is that the Tao produces (all things), nourishes them, brings them to their full growth, nurses them, completes them, matures th...

It Produces Them And Makes No Claim To The Possession
It produces them and makes no claim to the possession of them; it carries them through their processes and does not vaunt its ability in ...

(the Tao) Which Originated All Under The Sky Is To
(The Tao) which originated all under the sky is to be considered as the mother of them all ...

When The Mother Is Found, We Know What Her Children
When the mother is found, we know what her children should be When one knows that he is his mother's child, and proceeds to guard (the q...

Let Him Keep His Mouth Closed, And Shut Up The
Let him keep his mouth closed, and shut up the portals (of his nostrils), and all his life he will be exempt from laborious exertion Let...

The Perception Of What Is Small Is (the Secret Of
The perception of what is small is (the secret of clear- sightedness; the guarding of what is soft and tender is (the secret of) strengt...

Who Uses Well His Light, Reverting To Its
Who uses well his light, Reverting to its (source so) bright, Will from his body ward all blight, And hides the unchanging fro...

If I Were Suddenly To Become Known, And (put Into
If I were suddenly to become known, and (put into a position to) conduct (a government) according to the Great Tao, what I should be mo...

The Great Tao (or Way) Is Very Level And Easy;
The great Tao (or way) is very level and easy; but people love the by-ways ...

Their Court(-yards And Buildings) Shall Be Well Kept, But Their Fields
Their court(-yards and buildings) shall be well kept, but their fields shall be ill-cultivated, and their granaries very empty They sha...

What (tao's) Skilful Planter Plants Can
What (Tao's) skilful planter plants Can never be uptorn; What his skilful arms enfold, From him can ne'er be borne So...

Tao When Nursed Within One's Self,
Tao when nursed within one's self, His vigour will make true; And where the family it rules What riches will accrue! T...

In This Way The Effect Will Be Seen In The
In this way the effect will be seen in the person, by the observation of different cases; in the family; in the neighbourhood; in the st...

How Do I Know That This Effect Is Sure To
How do I know that this effect is sure to hold thus all under the sky? By this (method of observation) ...

He Who Has In Himself Abundantly The Attributes (of The
He who has in himself abundantly the attributes (of the Tao) is like an infant Poisonous insects will not sting him; fierce beasts wil...

(the Infant's) Bones Are Weak And Its Sinews Soft, But
(The infant's) bones are weak and its sinews soft, but yet its grasp is firm It knows not yet the union of male and female, and yet its...

To Him By Whom This Harmony Is Known,
To him by whom this harmony is known, (The secret of) the unchanging (Tao) is shown, And in the knowledge wisdom finds its throne ...

When Things Have Become Strong, They (then) Become Old, Which
When things have become strong, they (then) become old, which may be said to be contrary to the Tao Whatever is contrary to the Tao so...

He Who Knows (the Tao) Does Not (care To) Speak
He who knows (the Tao) does not (care to) speak (about it); he who is (ever ready to) speak about it does not know it ...

He (who Knows It) Will Keep His Mouth Shut And
He (who knows it) will keep his mouth shut and close the portals (of his nostrils) He will blunt his sharp points and unravel the compl...

(such An One) Cannot Be Treated Familiarly Or Distantly; He
(Such an one) cannot be treated familiarly or distantly; he is beyond all consideration of profit or injury; of nobility or meanness:--h...

A State May Be Ruled By (measures Of) Correction; Weapons
A state may be ruled by (measures of) correction; weapons of war may be used with crafty dexterity; (but) the kingdom is made one's own...

How Do I Know That It Is So? By
How do I know that it is so? By these facts:--In the kingdom the multiplication of prohibitive enactments increases the poverty of the ...

Therefore A Sage Has Said, 'i Will Do Nothing (of
Therefore a sage has said, 'I will do nothing (of purpose), and the people will be transformed of themselves; I will be fond of keeping ...

The Government That Seems The Most Unwise, Oft
The government that seems the most unwise, Oft goodness to the people best supplies; That which is meddling, touching everything,...

Shall We Then Dispense With Correction? The (method Of)
Shall we then dispense with correction? The (method of) correction shall by a turn become distortion, and the good in it shall by a turn...

Therefore The Sage Is (like) A Square Which Cuts No
Therefore the sage is (like) a square which cuts no one (with its angles); (like) a corner which injures no one (with its sharpness) He ...

For Regulating The Human (in Our Constitution) And Rendering The (proper)
For regulating the human (in our constitution) and rendering the (proper) service to the heavenly, there is nothing like moderation ...

It Is Only By This Moderation That There Is Effected
It is only by this moderation that there is effected an early return (to man's normal state) That early return is what I call the repea...

He Who Possesses The Mother Of The State May Continue
He who possesses the mother of the state may continue long His case is like that (of the plant) of which we say that its roots are deep...

0 Governing A Great State Is Like Cooking Small
0 Governing a great state is like cooking small fish ...

Let The Kingdom Be Governed According To The Tao, And
Let the kingdom be governed according to the Tao, and the manes of the departed will not manifest their spiritual energy It is not that ...

When These Two Do Not Injuriously Affect Each Other, Their
When these two do not injuriously affect each other, their good influences converge in the virtue (of the Tao) ...

What Makes A Great State Is Its Being (like) A
What makes a great state is its being (like) a low-lying, down- flowing (stream);--it becomes the centre to which tend (all the small s...

(to Illustrate From) The Case Of All Females:--the Female Always Overcomes
(To illustrate from) the case of all females:--the female always overcomes the male by her stillness Stillness may be considered (a sor...

Thus It Is That A Great State, By Condescending To
Thus it is that a great state, by condescending to small states, gains them for itself; and that small states, by abasing themselves to ...

The Great State Only Wishes To Unite Men Together And
The great state only wishes to unite men together and nourish them; a small state only wishes to be received by, and to serve, the other ...

Tao Has Of All Things The Most Honoured Place
Tao has of all things the most honoured place No treasures give good men so rich a grace; Bad men it guards, and doth their ill e...

(its) Admirable Words Can Purchase Honour; (its) Admirable Deeds Can Raise
(Its) admirable words can purchase honour; (its) admirable deeds can raise their performer above others Even men who are not good are n...

Therefore When The Sovereign Occupies His Place As The Son
Therefore when the sovereign occupies his place as the Son of Heaven, and he has appointed his three ducal ministers, though (a prince) ...

Why Was It That The Ancients Prized This Tao So
Why was it that the ancients prized this Tao so much? Was it not because it could be got by seeking for it, and the guilty could escape ...

(it Is The Way Of The Tao) To Act Without
(It is the way of the Tao) to act without (thinking of) acting; to conduct affairs without (feeling the) trouble of them; to taste with...

(the Master Of It) Anticipates Things That Are Difficult While
(The master of it) anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are sma...

He Who Lightly Promises Is Sure To Keep But Little
He who lightly promises is sure to keep but little faith; he who is continually thinking things easy is sure to find them difficult Ther...

That Which Is At Rest Is Easily Kept Hold Of;
That which is at rest is easily kept hold of; before a thing has given indications of its presence, it is easy to take measures against...

The Tree Which Fills The Arms Grew From The Tiniest
The tree which fills the arms grew from the tiniest sprout; the tower of nine storeys rose from a (small) heap of earth; the journey of ...

He Who Acts (with An Ulterior Purpose) Does Harm; He
He who acts (with an ulterior purpose) does harm; he who takes hold of a thing (in the same way) loses his hold The sage does not act (...

Therefore The Sage Desires What (other Men) Do Not Desire,
Therefore the sage desires what (other men) do not desire, and does not prize things difficult to get; he learns what (other men) do not ...

The Ancients Who Showed Their Skill In Practising The Tao
The ancients who showed their skill in practising the Tao did so, not to enlighten the people, but rather to make them simple and ignor...

The Difficulty In Governing The People Arises From Their Having Much
The difficulty in governing the people arises from their having much knowledge He who (tries to) govern a state by his wisdom is a scou...

He Who Knows These Two Things Finds In Them Also
He who knows these two things finds in them also his model and rule Ability to know this model and rule constitutes what we call the my...

That Whereby The Rivers And Seas Are Able To Receive
That whereby the rivers and seas are able to receive the homage and tribute of all the valley streams, is their skill in being lower th...

In This Way Though He Has His Place Above Them,
In this way though he has his place above them, men do not feel his weight, nor though he has his place before them, do they feel it an ...

Therefore All In The World Delight To Exalt Him And
Therefore all in the world delight to exalt him and do not weary of him Because he does not strive, no one finds it possible to strive ...

All The World Says That, While My Tao Is Great,
All the world says that, while my Tao is great, it yet appears to be inferior (to other systems of teaching) Now it is just its great...

But I Have Three Precious Things Which I Prize And
But I have three precious things which I prize and hold fast The first is gentleness; the second is economy; and the third is shrinking ...

With That Gentleness I Can Be Bold; With That Economy
With that gentleness I can be bold; with that economy I can be liberal; shrinking from taking precedence of others, I can become a vesse...

Gentleness Is Sure To Be Victorious Even In Battle, And
Gentleness is sure to be victorious even in battle, and firmly to maintain its ground Heaven will save its possessor, by his (very) gen...

He Who In (tao's) Wars Has Skill
He who in (Tao's) wars has skill Assumes no martial port; He who fights with most good will To rage makes no resort ...

A Master Of The Art Of War Has Said, 'i
A master of the art of war has said, 'I do not dare to be the host (to commence the war); I prefer to be the guest (to act on the defen...

There Is No Calamity Greater Than Lightly Engaging In War
There is no calamity greater than lightly engaging in war To do that is near losing (the gentleness) which is so precious Thus it is t...

0 My Words Are Very Easy To Know, And
0 My words are very easy to know, and very easy to practise; but there is no one in the world who is able to know and able to practise t...

There Is An Originating And All-comprehending (principle) In My Words, And
There is an originating and all-comprehending (principle) in my words, and an authoritative law for the things (which I enforce) It is ...

They Who Know Me Are Few, And I Am On
They who know me are few, and I am on that account (the more) to be prized It is thus that the sage wears (a poor garb of) hair cloth, ...

To Know And Yet (think) We Do Not Know Is
To know and yet (think) we do not know is the highest (attainment); not to know (and yet think) we do know is a disease ...

It Is Simply By Being Pained At (the Thought Of)
It is simply by being pained at (the thought of) having this disease that we are preserved from it The sage has not the disease He know...

When The People Do Not Fear What They Ought To
When the people do not fear what they ought to fear, that which is their great dread will come on them ...

Let Them Not Thoughtlessly Indulge Themselves In Their Ordinary Life; Let
Let them not thoughtlessly indulge themselves in their ordinary life; let them not act as if weary of what that life depends on ...

It Is By Avoiding Such Indulgence That Such Weariness Does
It is by avoiding such indulgence that such weariness does not arise ...

Therefore The Sage Knows (these Things) Of Himself, But Does
Therefore the sage knows (these things) of himself, but does not parade (his knowledge); loves, but does not (appear to set a) value on,...

He Whose Boldness Appears In His Daring (to Do Wrong,
He whose boldness appears in his daring (to do wrong, in defiance of the laws) is put to death; he whose boldness appears in his not da...

It Is The Way Of Heaven Not To Strive, And
It is the way of Heaven not to strive, and yet it skilfully overcomes; not to speak, and yet it is skilful in (obtaining a reply; does n...

The People Do Not Fear Death; To What Purpose Is
The people do not fear death; to what purpose is it to (try to) frighten them with death? If the people were always in awe of death, a...

There Is Always One Who Presides Over The Infliction Death
There is always One who presides over the infliction death He who would inflict death in the room of him who so presides over it may be ...

The People Suffer From Famine Because Of The Multitude Of
The people suffer from famine because of the multitude of taxes consumed by their superiors It is through this that they suffer famine...

The People Are Difficult To Govern Because Of The (excessive) Agency
The people are difficult to govern because of the (excessive) agency of their superiors (in governing them) It is through this that the...

The People Make Light Of Dying Because Of The Greatness
The people make light of dying because of the greatness of their labours in seeking for the means of living It is this which makes them...

Man At His Birth Is Supple And Weak; At His
Man at his birth is supple and weak; at his death, firm and strong (So it is with) all things Trees and plants, in their early growth...

Thus It Is That Firmness And Strength Are The Concomitants
Thus it is that firmness and strength are the concomitants of death; softness and weakness, the concomitants of life ...

Hence He Who (relies On) The Strength Of His Forces
Hence he who (relies on) the strength of his forces does not conquer; and a tree which is strong will fill the out-stretched arms, (and ...

Therefore The Place Of What Is Firm And Strong Is
Therefore the place of what is firm and strong is below, and that of what is soft and weak is above ...

May Not The Way (or Tao) Of Heaven Be Compared
May not the Way (or Tao) of Heaven be compared to the (method of) bending a bow? The (part of the bow) which was high is brought low, ...

It Is The Way Of Heaven To Diminish Superabundance, And
It is the Way of Heaven to diminish superabundance, and to supplement deficiency It is not so with the way of man He takes away from t...

Who Can Take His Own Superabundance And Therewith Serve All
Who can take his own superabundance and therewith serve all under heaven? Only he who is in possession of the Tao! ...

Therefore The (ruling) Sage Acts Without Claiming The Results As His;
Therefore the (ruling) sage acts without claiming the results as his; he achieves his merit and does not rest (arrogantly) in it:--he do...

There Is Nothing In The World More Soft And Weak
There is nothing in the world more soft and weak than water, and yet for attacking things that are firm and strong there is nothing tha...

Every One In The World Knows That The Soft Overcomes
Every one in the world knows that the soft overcomes the hard, and the weak the strong, but no one is able to carry it out in practice ...

Therefore A Sage Has Said, 'he Who Accepts His
Therefore a sage has said, 'He who accepts his state's reproach, Is hailed therefore its altars' lord; To him who bears men's...

Words That Are Strictly True Seem To Be Paradoxical
Words that are strictly true seem to be paradoxical ...

When A Reconciliation Is Effected (between Two Parties) After A Great
When a reconciliation is effected (between two parties) after a great animosity, there is sure to be a grudge remaining (in the mind of...

Therefore (to Guard Against This), The Sage Keeps The Left-hand Portion
Therefore (to guard against this), the sage keeps the left-hand portion of the record of the engagement, and does not insist on the (spe...

In The Way Of Heaven, There Is No Partiality Of
In the Way of Heaven, there is no partiality of love; it is always on the side of the good man ...

0 In A Little State With A Small Population,
0 In a little state with a small population, I would so order it, that, though there were individuals with the abilities of ten or a hun...

Though They Had Boats And Carriages, They Should Have No
Though they had boats and carriages, they should have no occasion to ride in them; though they had buff coats and sharp weapons, they sh...

I Would Make The People Return To The Use Of
I would make the people return to the use of knotted cords (instead of the written characters) ...

They Should Think Their (coarse) Food Sweet; Their (plain) Clothes Beautiful;
They should think their (coarse) food sweet; their (plain) clothes beautiful; their (poor) dwellings places of rest; and their common (s...

There Should Be A Neighbouring State Within Sight, And The
There should be a neighbouring state within sight, and the voices of the fowls and dogs should be heard all the way from it to us, but I ...

Sincere Words Are Not Fine; Fine Words Are Not Sincere
Sincere words are not fine; fine words are not sincere Those who are skilled (in the Tao) do not dispute (about it); the disputatious ...

The Sage Does Not Accumulate (for Himself) The More
The sage does not accumulate (for himself) The more that he expends for others, the more does he possess of his own; the more that he g...

The Twin-verses
The Twin-Verses ...

All That We Are Is The Result Of What We
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts If a man speaks or ...

All That We Are Is The Result Of What We
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts If a man speaks or ...

"he Abused Me, He Beat Me, He Defeated Me, He
"He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me,"--in those who harbour such thoughts hatred will never cease ...

"he Abused Me, He Beat Me, He Defeated Me, He
"He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me,"--in those who do not harbour such thoughts hatred will cease ...

For Hatred Does Not Cease By Hatred At Any Time:
For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule ...

The World Does Not Know That We Must All Come
The world does not know that we must all come to an end here;--but those who know it, their quarrels cease at once ...

He Who Lives Looking For Pleasures Only, His Senses Uncontrolled, Immoderate
He who lives looking for pleasures only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his food, idle, and weak, Mara (the tempter) will certai...

He Who Lives Without Looking For Pleasures, His Senses Well Controlled,
He who lives without looking for pleasures, his senses well controlled, moderate in his food, faithful and strong, him Mara will certain...

He Who Wishes To Put On The Yellow Dress Without
He who wishes to put on the yellow dress without having cleansed himself from sin, who disregards temperance and truth, is unworthy of t...

But He Who Has Cleansed Himself From Sin, Is Well
But he who has cleansed himself from sin, is well grounded in all virtues, and regards also temperance and truth, he is indeed worthy of ...

They Who Imagine Truth In Untruth, And See Untruth In
They who imagine truth in untruth, and see untruth in truth, never arrive at truth, but follow vain desires ...

They Who Know Truth In Truth, And Untruth In Untruth,
They who know truth in truth, and untruth in untruth, arrive at truth, and follow true desires ...

As Rain Breaks Through An Ill-thatched House, Passion Will Break Through
As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through an unreflecting mind ...

As Rain Does Not Break Through A Well-thatched House, Passion
As rain does not break through a well-thatched house, passion will not break through a well-reflecting mind ...

The Evil-doer Mourns In This World, And He Mourns In
The evil-doer mourns in this world, and he mourns in the next; he mourns in both He mourns and suffers when he sees the evil of his own...

The Virtuous Man Delights In This World, And He Delights
The virtuous man delights in this world, and he delights in the next; he delights in both He delights and rejoices, when he sees the pu...

The Evil-doer Suffers In This World, And He Suffers In
The evil-doer suffers in this world, and he suffers in the next; he suffers in both He suffers when he thinks of the evil he has done; ...

The Virtuous Man Is Happy In This World, And He
The virtuous man is happy in this world, and he is happy in the next; he is happy in both He is happy when he thinks of the good he has...

The Thoughtless Man, Even If He Can Recite A Large
The thoughtless man, even if he can recite a large portion (of the law), but is not a doer of it, has no share in the priesthood, but is ...

The Follower Of The Law, Even If He Can Recite
The follower of the law, even if he can recite only a small portion (of the law), but, having forsaken passion and hatred and foolishnes...

Earnestness Is The Path Of Immortality (nirvana), Thoughtlessness The Path Of
Earnestness is the path of immortality (Nirvana), thoughtlessness the path of death Those who are in earnest do not die, those who are ...

Those Who Are Advanced In Earnestness, Having Understood This Clearly, Delight
Those who are advanced in earnestness, having understood this clearly, delight in earnestness, and rejoice in the knowledge of the Ariya...

These Wise People, Meditative, Steady, Always Possessed Of Strong Powers, Attain
These wise people, meditative, steady, always possessed of strong powers, attain to Nirvana, the highest happiness ...

If An Earnest Person Has Roused Himself, If He Is
If an earnest person has roused himself, if he is not forgetful, if his deeds are pure, if he acts with consideration, if he restrains h...

By Rousing Himself, By Earnestness, By Restraint And Control, The Wise
By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control, the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm ...

Fools Follow After Vanity, Men Of Evil Wisdom The
Fools follow after vanity, men of evil wisdom The wise man keeps earnestness as his best jewel ...

Follow Not After Vanity, Nor After The Enjoyment Of Love
Follow not after vanity, nor after the enjoyment of love and lust! He who is earnest and meditative, obtains ample joy ...

When The Learned Man Drives Away Vanity By Earnestness, He,
When the learned man drives away vanity by earnestness, he, the wise, climbing the terraced heights of wisdom, looks down upon the fools...

Earnest Among The Thoughtless, Awake Among The Sleepers, The Wise Man
Earnest among the thoughtless, awake among the sleepers, the wise man advances like a racer, leaving behind the hack ...

By Earnestness Did Maghavan (indra) Rise To The Lordship Of
By earnestness did Maghavan (Indra) rise to the lordship of the gods People praise earnestness; thoughtlessness is always blamed ...

A Bhikshu (mendicant) Who Delights In Earnestness, Who Looks With Fear
A Bhikshu (mendicant) who delights in earnestness, who looks with fear on thoughtlessness, moves about like fire, burning all his fetter...

A Bhikshu (mendicant) Who Delights In Reflection, Who Looks With Fear
A Bhikshu (mendicant) who delights in reflection, who looks with fear on thoughtlessness, cannot fall away (from his perfect state)--he ...

As A Fletcher Makes Straight His Arrow, A Wise Man
As a fletcher makes straight his arrow, a wise man makes straight his trembling and unsteady thought, which is difficult to guard, diffi...

As A Fish Taken From His Watery Home And Thrown
As a fish taken from his watery home and thrown on dry ground, our thought trembles all over in order to escape the dominion of Mara (the...

It Is Good To Tame The Mind, Which Is Difficult
It is good to tame the mind, which is difficult to hold in and flighty, rushing wherever it listeth; a tamed mind brings happiness ...

Let The Wise Man Guard His Thoughts, For They Are
Let the wise man guard his thoughts, for they are difficult to perceive, very artful, and they rush wherever they list: thoughts well gu...

Those Who Bridle Their Mind Which Travels Far, Moves About
Those who bridle their mind which travels far, moves about alone, is without a body, and hides in the chamber (of the heart), will be fr...

If A Man's Thoughts Are Unsteady, If He Does Not
If a man's thoughts are unsteady, if he does not know the true law, if his peace of mind is troubled, his knowledge will never be perfec...

If A Man's Thoughts Are Not Dissipated, If His Mind
If a man's thoughts are not dissipated, if his mind is not perplexed, if he has ceased to think of good or evil, then there is no fear f...

Knowing That This Body Is (fragile) Like A Jar, And
Knowing that this body is (fragile) like a jar, and making this thought firm like a fortress, one should attack Mara (the tempter) with ...

Before Long, Alas! This Body Will Lie On The Earth,
Before long, alas! this body will lie on the earth, despised, without understanding, like a useless log ...

Whatever A Hater May Do To A Hater, Or An
Whatever a hater may do to a hater, or an enemy to an enemy, a wrongly-directed mind will do us greater mischief ...

Not A Mother, Not A Father Will Do So Much,
Not a mother, not a father will do so much, nor any other relative; a well-directed mind will do us greater service Flowers ...

Who Shall Overcome This Earth, And The World Of Yama
Who shall overcome this earth, and the world of Yama (the lord of the departed), and the world of the gods? Who shall find out the plai...

The Disciple Will Overcome The Earth, And The World Of
The disciple will overcome the earth, and the world of Yama, and the world of the gods The disciple will find out the plainly shown pat...

He Who Knows That This Body Is Like Froth, And
He who knows that this body is like froth, and has learnt that it is as unsubstantial as a mirage, will break the flower-pointed arrow o...

Death Carries Off A Man Who Is Gathering Flowers And
Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and whose mind is distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping village ...

Death Subdues A Man Who Is Gathering Flowers, And Whose
Death subdues a man who is gathering flowers, and whose mind is distracted, before he is satiated in his pleasures ...

As The Bee Collects Nectar And Departs Without Injuring The Flower,
As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, or its colour or scent, so let a sage dwell in his village ...

Not The Perversities Of Others, Not Their Sins Of Commission
Not the perversities of others, not their sins of commission or omission, but his own misdeeds and negligences should a sage take notice...

Like A Beautiful Flower, Full Of Colour, But Without Scent,
Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent, are the fine but fruitless words of him who does not act accordingly ...

But, Like A Beautiful Flower, Full Of Colour And Full
But, like a beautiful flower, full of colour and full of scent, are the fine and fruitful words of him who acts accordingly ...

As Many Kinds Of Wreaths Can Be Made From A
As many kinds of wreaths can be made from a heap of flowers, so many good things may be achieved by a mortal when once he is born ...

The Scent Of Flowers Does Not Travel Against The Wind,
The scent of flowers does not travel against the wind, nor (that of) sandal-wood, or of Tagara and Mallika flowers; but the odour of goo...

Sandal-wood Or Tagara, A Lotus-flower, Or A Vassiki, Among These Sorts
Sandal-wood or Tagara, a lotus-flower, or a Vassiki, among these sorts of perfumes, the perfume of virtue is unsurpassed ...

Mean Is The Scent That Comes From Tagara And Sandal-wood;--the Perfume
Mean is the scent that comes from Tagara and sandal-wood;--the perfume of those who possess virtue rises up to the gods as the highest ...

Of The People Who Possess These Virtues, Who Live Without Thoughtlessness,
Of the people who possess these virtues, who live without thoughtlessness, and who are emancipated through true knowledge, Mara, the tem...

, As On A Heap Of Rubbish Cast Upon
, As on a heap of rubbish cast upon the highway the lily will grow full of sweet perfume and delight, thus the disciple of the truly enl...

Long Is The Night To Him Who Is Awake; Long
Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law ...

If A Traveller Does Not Meet With One Who Is
If a traveller does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companio...

"these Sons Belong To Me, And This Wealth Belongs To
"These sons belong to me, and this wealth belongs to me," with such thoughts a fool is tormented He himself does not belong to himself;...

The Fool Who Knows His Foolishness, Is Wise At Least
The fool who knows his foolishness, is wise at least so far But a fool who thinks himself wise, he is called a fool indeed ...

If A Fool Be Associated With A Wise Man Even
If a fool be associated with a wise man even all his life, he will perceive the truth as little as a spoon perceives the taste of soup ...

If An Intelligent Man Be Associated For One Minute Only
If an intelligent man be associated for one minute only with a wise man, he will soon perceive the truth, as the tongue perceives the ta...

Fools Of Little Understanding Have Themselves For Their Greatest Enemies, For
Fools of little understanding have themselves for their greatest enemies, for they do evil deeds which must bear bitter fruits ...

That Deed Is Not Well Done Of Which A Man
That deed is not well done of which a man must repent, and the reward of which he receives crying and with a tearful face ...

No, That Deed Is Well Done Of Which A Man
No, that deed is well done of which a man does not repent, and the reward of which he receives gladly and cheerfully ...

As Long As The Evil Deed Done Does Not Bear
As long as the evil deed done does not bear fruit, the fool thinks it is like honey; but when it ripens, then the fool suffers grief ...

Let A Fool Month After Month Eat His Food (like
Let a fool month after month eat his food (like an ascetic) with the tip of a blade of Kusa grass, yet he is not worth the sixteenth par...

An Evil Deed, Like Newly-drawn Milk, Does Not Turn (suddenly); Smouldering,
An evil deed, like newly-drawn milk, does not turn (suddenly); smouldering, like fire covered by ashes, it follows the fool ...

And When The Evil Deed, After It Has Become Known,
And when the evil deed, after it has become known, brings sorrow to the fool, then it destroys his bright lot, nay, it cleaves his head ...

Let The Fool Wish For A False Reputation, For Precedence
Let the fool wish for a false reputation, for precedence among the Bhikshus, for lordship in the convents, for worship among other peopl...

"may Both The Layman And He Who Has Left The
"May both the layman and he who has left the world think that this is done by me; may they be subject to me in everything which is to be ...

"one Is The Road That Leads To Wealth, Another The
"One is the road that leads to wealth, another the road that leads to Nirvana;" if the Bhikshu, the disciple of Buddha, has learnt this, ...

If You See An Intelligent Man Who Tells You Where
If you see an intelligent man who tells you where true treasures are to be found, who shows what is to be avoided, and administers repro...

Let Him Admonish, Let Him Teach, Let Him Forbid What
Let him admonish, let him teach, let him forbid what is improper!- -he will be beloved of the good, by the bad he will be hated ...

Do Not Have Evil-doers For Friends, Do Not Have Low
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of m...

He Who Drinks In The Law Lives Happily With A
He who drinks in the law lives happily with a serene mind: the sage rejoices always in the law, as preached by the elect (Ariyas) ...

Well-makers Lead The Water (wherever They Like); Fletchers Bend The Arrow;
Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like); fletchers bend the arrow; carpenters bend a log of wood; wise people fashion themselves...

As A Solid Rock Is Not Shaken By The Wind,
As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, wise people falter not amidst blame and praise ...

Wise People, After They Have Listened To The Laws, Become
Wise people, after they have listened to the laws, become serene, like a deep, smooth, and still lake ...

Good People Walk On Whatever Befall, The Good Do Not
Good people walk on whatever befall, the good do not prattle, longing for pleasure; whether touched by happiness or sorrow wise people n...

If, Whether For His Own Sake, Or For The Sake
If, whether for his own sake, or for the sake of others, a man wishes neither for a son, nor for wealth, nor for lordship, and if he doe...

Few Are There Among Men Who Arrive At The Other
Few are there among men who arrive at the other shore (become Arhats); the other people here run up and down the shore ...

But Those Who, When The Law Has Been Well Preached
But those who, when the law has been well preached to them, follow the law, will pass across the dominion of death, however difficult to ...

, A Wise Man Should Leave The Dark State
, A wise man should leave the dark state (of ordinary life), and follow the bright state (of the Bhikshu) After going from his home to ...

Those Whose Mind Is Well Grounded In The (seven) Elements
Those whose mind is well grounded in the (seven) elements of knowledge, who without clinging to anything, rejoice in freedom from attach...

There Is No Suffering For Him Who Has Finished His
There is no suffering for him who has finished his journey, and abandoned grief, who has freed himself on all sides, and thrown off all ...

They Depart With Their Thoughts Well-collected, They Are Not Happy In
They depart with their thoughts well-collected, they are not happy in their abode; like swans who have left their lake, they leave their ...

Men Who Have No Riches, Who Live On Recognised Food,
Men who have no riches, who live on recognised food, who have perceived void and unconditioned freedom (Nirvana), their path is difficul...

He Whose Appetites Are Stilled, Who Is Not Absorbed In
He whose appetites are stilled, who is not absorbed in enjoyment, who has perceived void and unconditioned freedom (Nirvana), his path i...

The Gods Even Envy Him Whose Senses, Like Horses Well
The gods even envy him whose senses, like horses well broken in by the driver, have been subdued, who is free from pride, and free from ...

Such A One Who Does His Duty Is Tolerant Like
Such a one who does his duty is tolerant like the earth, like Indra's bolt; he is like a lake without mud; no new births are in store fo...

His Thought Is Quiet, Quiet Are His Word And Deed,
His thought is quiet, quiet are his word and deed, when he has obtained freedom by true knowledge, when he has thus become a quiet man ...

The Man Who Is Free From Credulity, But Knows The
The man who is free from credulity, but knows the uncreated, who has cut all ties, removed all temptations, renounced all desires, he is...

In A Hamlet Or In A Forest, In The Deep
In a hamlet or in a forest, in the deep water or on the dry land, wherever venerable persons (Arhanta) dwell, that place is delightful ...

Forests Are Delightful; Where The World Finds No Delight, There The
Forests are delightful; where the world finds no delight, there the passionless will find delight, for they look not for pleasures T...

Even Though A Speech Be A Thousand (of Words), But
Even though a speech be a thousand (of words), but made up of senseless words, one word of sense is better, which if a man hears, he bec...

Even Though A Gatha (poem) Be A Thousand (of Words),
Even though a Gatha (poem) be a thousand (of words), but made up of senseless words, one word of a Gatha is better, which if a man hears...

Though A Man Recite A Hundred Gathas Made Up Of
Though a man recite a hundred Gathas made up of senseless words, one word of the law is better, which if a man hears, he becomes quiet ...

If One Man Conquer In Battle A Thousand Times Thousand
If one man conquer in battle a thousand times thousand men, and if another conquer himself, he is the greatest of conquerors ...

, One's Own Self Conquered Is Better Than All
, One's own self conquered is better than all other people; not even a god, a Gandharva, not Mara with Brahman could change into defeat ...

If A Man For A Hundred Years Sacrifice Month After
If a man for a hundred years sacrifice month after month with a thousand, and if he but for one moment pay homage to a man whose soul is...

If A Man For A Hundred Years Worship Agni (fire)
If a man for a hundred years worship Agni (fire) in the forest, and if he but for one moment pay homage to a man whose soul is grounded ...

Whatever A Man Sacrifice In This World As An Offering
Whatever a man sacrifice in this world as an offering or as an oblation for a whole year in order to gain merit, the whole of it is not ...

He Who Always Greets And Constantly Reveres The Aged, Four
He who always greets and constantly reveres the aged, four things will increase to him, viz life, beauty, happiness, power ...

But He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Vicious And Unrestrained,
But he who lives a hundred years, vicious and unrestrained, a life of one day is better if a man is virtuous and reflecting ...

And He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Ignorant And Unrestrained,
And he who lives a hundred years, ignorant and unrestrained, a life of one day is better if a man is wise and reflecting ...

And He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Idle And Weak,
And he who lives a hundred years, idle and weak, a life of one day is better if a man has attained firm strength ...

And He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Not Seeing Beginning
And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing beginning and end, a life of one day is better if a man sees beginning and end ...

And He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Not Seeing The
And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the immortal place, a life of one day is better if a man sees the immortal place ...

And He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Not Seeing The
And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the highest law, a life of one day is better if a man sees the highest law Evil ...

If A Man Would Hasten Towards The Good, He Should
If a man would hasten towards the good, he should keep his thought away from evil; if a man does what is good slothfully, his mind delig...

If A Man Commits A Sin, Let Him Not Do
If a man commits a sin, let him not do it again; let him not delight in sin: pain is the outcome of evil ...

If A Man Does What Is Good, Let Him Do
If a man does what is good, let him do it again; let him delight in it: happiness is the outcome of good ...

Even An Evil-doer Sees Happiness As Long As His Evil
Even an evil-doer sees happiness as long as his evil deed has not ripened; but when his evil deed has ripened, then does the evil-doer s...

Even A Good Man Sees Evil Days, As Long As
Even a good man sees evil days, as long as his good deed has not ripened; but when his good deed has ripened, then does the good man see...

Let No Man Think Lightly Of Evil, Saying In His
Let no man think lightly of evil, saying in his heart, It will not come nigh unto me Even by the falling of water-drops a water-pot is ...

Let No Man Think Lightly Of Good, Saying In His
Let no man think lightly of good, saying in his heart, It will not come nigh unto me Even by the falling of water-drops a water-pot is ...

Let A Man Avoid Evil Deeds, As A Merchant, If
Let a man avoid evil deeds, as a merchant, if he has few companions and carries much wealth, avoids a dangerous road; as a man who loves...

He Who Has No Wound On His Hand, May Touch
He who has no wound on his hand, may touch poison with his hand; poison does not affect one who has no wound; nor is there evil for one ...

If A Man Offend A Harmless, Pure, And Innocent Person,
If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind ...

Some People Are Born Again; Evil-doers Go To Hell; Righteous People
Some people are born again; evil-doers go to hell; righteous people go to heaven; those who are free from all worldly desires attain Nir...

Not In The Sky, Not In The Midst Of The
Not in the sky, not in the midst of the sea, not if we enter into the clefts of the mountains, is there known a spot in the whole world ...

All Men Tremble At Punishment, All Men Fear Death; Remember
All men tremble at punishment, all men fear death; remember that you are like unto them, and do not kill, nor cause slaughter ...

All Men Tremble At Punishment, All Men Love Life; Remember
All men tremble at punishment, all men love life; remember that thou art like unto them, and do not kill, nor cause slaughter ...

He Who Seeking His Own Happiness Punishes Or Kills Beings
He who seeking his own happiness punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after death ...

He Who Seeking His Own Happiness Does Not Punish Or
He who seeking his own happiness does not punish or kill beings who also long for happiness, will find happiness after death ...

Do Not Speak Harshly To Anybody; Those Who Are Spoken
Do not speak harshly to anybody; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way Angry speech is painful, blows for blows will ...

If, Like A Shattered Metal Plate (gong), Thou Utter Not,
If, like a shattered metal plate (gong), thou utter not, then thou hast reached Nirvana; contention is not known to thee ...

As A Cowherd With His Staff Drives His Cows Into
As a cowherd with his staff drives his cows into the stable, so do Age and Death drive the life of men ...

A Fool Does Not Know When He Commits His Evil
A fool does not know when he commits his evil deeds: but the wicked man burns by his own deeds, as if burnt by fire ...

He Who Inflicts Pain On Innocent And Harmless Persons, Will
He who inflicts pain on innocent and harmless persons, will soon come to one of these ten states: ...

He Will Have Cruel Suffering, Loss, Injury Of The Body,
He will have cruel suffering, loss, injury of the body, heavy affliction, or loss of mind, ...

Or A Misfortune Coming From The King, Or A Fearful
Or a misfortune coming from the king, or a fearful accusation, or loss of relations, or destruction of treasures, ...

Or Lightning-fire Will Burn His Houses; And When His Body
Or lightning-fire will burn his houses; and when his body is destroyed, the fool will go to hell ...

Not Nakedness, Not Platted Hair, Not Dirt, Not Fasting, Or
Not nakedness, not platted hair, not dirt, not fasting, or lying on the earth, not rubbing with dust, not sitting motionless, can purify...

He Who, Though Dressed In Fine Apparel, Exercises Tranquillity, Is Quiet,
He who, though dressed in fine apparel, exercises tranquillity, is quiet, subdued, restrained, chaste, and has ceased to find fault with...

Is There In This World Any Man So Restrained By
Is there in this world any man so restrained by humility that he does not mind reproof, as a well-trained horse the whip? ...

Like A Well-trained Horse When Touched By The Whip, Be
Like a well-trained horse when touched by the whip, be ye active and lively, and by faith, by virtue, by energy, by meditation, by disce...

Well-makers Lead The Water (wherever They Like); Fletchers Bend The Arrow;
Well-makers lead the water (wherever they like); fletchers bend the arrow; carpenters bend a log of wood; good people fashion themselves...

How Is There Laughter, How Is There Joy, As This
How is there laughter, how is there joy, as this world is always burning? Why do you not seek a light, ye who are surrounded by darknes...

Look At This Dressed-up Lump, Covered With Wounds, Joined Together, Sickly,
Look at this dressed-up lump, covered with wounds, joined together, sickly, full of many thoughts, which has no strength, no hold! ...

This Body Is Wasted, Full Of Sickness, And Frail; This
This body is wasted, full of sickness, and frail; this heap of corruption breaks to pieces, life indeed ends in death ...

Those White Bones, Like Gourds Thrown Away In The Autumn,
Those white bones, like gourds thrown away in the autumn, what pleasure is there in looking at them? ...

After A Stronghold Has Been Made Of The Bones, It
After a stronghold has been made of the bones, it is covered with flesh and blood, and there dwell in it old age and death, pride and de...

The Brilliant Chariots Of Kings Are Destroyed, The Body Also Approaches
The brilliant chariots of kings are destroyed, the body also approaches destruction, but the virtue of good people never approaches dest...

A Man Who Has Learnt Little, Grows Old Like An
A man who has learnt little, grows old like an ox; his flesh grows, but his knowledge does not grow ...

, Looking For The Maker Of This Tabernacle, I
, Looking for the maker of this tabernacle, I shall have to run through a course of many births, so long as I do not find (him); and pai...

Men Who Have Not Observed Proper Discipline, And Have Not
Men who have not observed proper discipline, and have not gained treasure in their youth, perish like old herons in a lake without fish ...

Men Who Have Not Observed Proper Discipline, And Have Not
Men who have not observed proper discipline, and have not gained treasure in their youth, lie, like broken bows, sighing after the past ...

If A Man Hold Himself Dear, Let Him Watch Himself
If a man hold himself dear, let him watch himself carefully; during one at least out of the three watches a wise man should be watchful ...

Let Each Man Direct Himself First To What Is Proper,
Let each man direct himself first to what is proper, then let him teach others; thus a wise man will not suffer ...

If A Man Make Himself As He Teaches Others To
If a man make himself as he teaches others to be, then, being himself well subdued, he may subdue (others); one's own self is indeed dif...

Self Is The Lord Of Self, Who Else Could Be
Self is the lord of self, who else could be the lord? With self well subdued, a man finds a lord such as few can find ...

The Evil Done By Oneself, Self-begotten, Self-bred, Crushes The Foolish, As
The evil done by oneself, self-begotten, self-bred, crushes the foolish, as a diamond breaks a precious stone ...

He Whose Wickedness Is Very Great Brings Himself Down To
He whose wickedness is very great brings himself down to that state where his enemy wishes him to be, as a creeper does with the tree wh...

Bad Deeds, And Deeds Hurtful To Ourselves, Are Easy To
Bad deeds, and deeds hurtful to ourselves, are easy to do; what is beneficial and good, that is very difficult to do ...

The Foolish Man Who Scorns The Rule Of The Venerable
The foolish man who scorns the rule of the venerable (Arahat), of the elect (Ariya), of the virtuous, and follows false doctrine, he bea...

By Oneself The Evil Is Done, By Oneself One Suffers;
By oneself the evil is done, by oneself one suffers; by oneself evil is left undone, by oneself one is purified Purity and impurity belo...

Let No One Forget His Own Duty For The Sake
Let no one forget his own duty for the sake of another's, however great; let a man, after he has discerned his own duty, be always atten...

Do Not Follow The Evil Law! Do Not Live On
Do not follow the evil law! Do not live on in thoughtlessness! Do not follow false doctrine! Be not a friend of the world ...

Rouse Thyself! Do Not Be Idle! Follow The Law
Rouse thyself! do not be idle! Follow the law of virtue! The virtuous rests in bliss in this world and in the next ...

Follow The Law Of Virtue; Do Not Follow That Of
Follow the law of virtue; do not follow that of sin The virtuous rests in bliss in this world and in the next ...

Look Upon The World As A Bubble, Look Upon It
Look upon the world as a bubble, look upon it as a mirage: the king of death does not see him who thus looks down upon the world ...

Come, Look At This Glittering World, Like Unto A Royal
Come, look at this glittering world, like unto a royal chariot; the foolish are immersed in it, but the wise do not touch it ...

He Who Formerly Was Reckless And Afterwards Became Sober, Brightens Up
He who formerly was reckless and afterwards became sober, brightens up this world, like the moon when freed from clouds ...

He Whose Evil Deeds Are Covered By Good Deeds, Brightens
He whose evil deeds are covered by good deeds, brightens up this world, like the moon when freed from clouds ...

This World Is Dark, Few Only Can See Here; A
This world is dark, few only can see here; a few only go to heaven, like birds escaped from the net ...

The Swans Go On The Path Of The Sun, They
The swans go on the path of the sun, they go through the ether by means of their miraculous power; the wise are led out of this world, w...

If A Man Has Transgressed One Law, And Speaks Lies,
If a man has transgressed one law, and speaks lies, and scoffs at another world, there is no evil he will not do ...

The Uncharitable Do Not Go To The World Of The
The uncharitable do not go to the world of the gods; fools only do not praise liberality; a wise man rejoices in liberality, and through...

Better Than Sovereignty Over The Earth, Better Than Going To Heaven,
Better than sovereignty over the earth, better than going to heaven, better than lordship over all worlds, is the reward of the first st...

He Whose Conquest Is Not Conquered Again, Into Whose Conquest
He whose conquest is not conquered again, into whose conquest no one in this world enters, by what track can you lead him, the Awakened,...

He Whom No Desire With Its Snares And Poisons Can
He whom no desire with its snares and poisons can lead astray, by what track can you lead him, the Awakened, the Omniscient, the trackle...

Even The Gods Envy Those Who Are Awakened And Not
Even the gods envy those who are awakened and not forgetful, who are given to meditation, who are wise, and who delight in the repose of...

Difficult (to Obtain) Is The Conception Of Men, Difficult Is
Difficult (to obtain) is the conception of men, difficult is the life of mortals, difficult is the hearing of the True Law, difficult is...

Not To Commit Any Sin, To Do Good, And To
Not to commit any sin, to do good, and to purify one's mind, that is the teaching of (all) the Awakened ...

The Awakened Call Patience The Highest Penance, Long-suffering The Highest Nirvana;
The Awakened call patience the highest penance, long-suffering the highest Nirvana; for he is not an anchorite (pravragita) who strikes ...

Not To Blame, Not To Strike, To Live Restrained Under
Not to blame, not to strike, to live restrained under the law, to be moderate in eating, to sleep and sit alone, and to dwell on the hig...

There Is No Satisfying Lusts, Even By A Shower Of
There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of gold pieces; he who knows that lusts have a short taste and cause pain, he is wise; ...

Even In Heavenly Pleasures He Finds No Satisfaction, The Disciple Who
Even in heavenly pleasures he finds no satisfaction, the disciple who is fully awakened delights only in the destruction of all desires ...

Men, Driven By Fear, Go To Many A Refuge, To
Men, driven by fear, go to many a refuge, to mountains and forests, to groves and sacred trees ...

But That Is Not A Safe Refuge, That Is Not
But that is not a safe refuge, that is not the best refuge; a man is not delivered from all pains after having gone to that refuge ...

He Who Takes Refuge With Buddha, The Law, And The
He who takes refuge with Buddha, the Law, and the Church; he who, with clear understanding, sees the four holy truths:-- ...

Viz Pain, The Origin Of Pain, The Destruction Of Pain,
Viz pain, the origin of pain, the destruction of pain, and the eightfold holy way that leads to the quieting of pain;-- ...

That Is The Safe Refuge, That Is The Best Refuge;
That is the safe refuge, that is the best refuge; having gone to that refuge, a man is delivered from all pain ...

A Supernatural Person (a Buddha) Is Not Easily Found, He
A supernatural person (a Buddha) is not easily found, he is not born everywhere Wherever such a sage is born, that race prospers ...

Happy Is The Arising Of The Awakened, Happy Is The
Happy is the arising of the awakened, happy is the teaching of the True Law, happy is peace in the church, happy is the devotion of thos...

, He Who Pays Homage To Those Who Deserve
, He who pays homage to those who deserve homage, whether the awakened (Buddha) or their disciples, those who have overcome the host (of...

Let Us Live Happily Then, Not Hating Those Who Hate
Let us live happily then, not hating those who hate us! among men who hate us let us dwell free from hatred! ...

Let Us Live Happily Then, Free From Ailments Among The
Let us live happily then, free from ailments among the ailing! among men who are ailing let us dwell free from ailments! ...

Let Us Live Happily Then, Free From Greed Among The
Let us live happily then, free from greed among the greedy! among men who are greedy let us dwell free from greed! ...

Let Us Live Happily Then, Though We Call Nothing Our
Let us live happily then, though we call nothing our own! We shall be like the bright gods, feeding on happiness! ...

Victory Breeds Hatred, For The Conquered Is Unhappy He Who
Victory breeds hatred, for the conquered is unhappy He who has given up both victory and defeat, he, the contented, is happy ...

There Is No Fire Like Passion; There Is No Losing
There is no fire like passion; there is no losing throw like hatred; there is no pain like this body; there is no happiness higher than ...

Hunger Is The Worst Of Diseases, The Body The Greatest
Hunger is the worst of diseases, the body the greatest of pains; if one knows this truly, that is Nirvana, the highest happiness ...

Health Is The Greatest Of Gifts, Contentedness The Best Riches; Trust
Health is the greatest of gifts, contentedness the best riches; trust is the best of relationships, Nirvana the highest happiness ...

He Who Has Tasted The Sweetness Of Solitude And Tranquillity,
He who has tasted the sweetness of solitude and tranquillity, is free from fear and free from sin, while he tastes the sweetness of drin...

The Sight Of The Elect (arya) Is Good, To Live
The sight of the elect (Arya) is good, to live with them is always happiness; if a man does not see fools, he will be truly happy ...

He Who Walks In The Company Of Fools Suffers A
He who walks in the company of fools suffers a long way; company with fools, as with an enemy, is always painful; company with the wise ...

Therefore, One Ought To Follow The Wise, The Intelligent, The Learned,
Therefore, one ought to follow the wise, the intelligent, the learned, the much enduring, the dutiful, the elect; one ought to follow a ...

He Who Gives Himself To Vanity, And Does Not Give
He who gives himself to vanity, and does not give himself to meditation, forgetting the real aim (of life) and grasping at pleasure, wil...

Let No Man Ever Look For What Is Pleasant, Or
Let no man ever look for what is pleasant, or what is unpleasant Not to see what is pleasant is pain, and it is pain to see what is unpl...

Let, Therefore, No Man Love Anything; Loss Of The Beloved
Let, therefore, no man love anything; loss of the beloved is evil Those who love nothing and hate nothing, have no fetters ...

From Pleasure Comes Grief, From Pleasure Comes Fear; He Who
From pleasure comes grief, from pleasure comes fear; he who is free from pleasure knows neither grief nor fear ...

From Affection Comes Grief, From Affection Comes Fear; He Who
From affection comes grief, from affection comes fear; he who is free from affection knows neither grief nor fear ...

From Lust Comes Grief, From Lust Comes Fear; He Who
From lust comes grief, from lust comes fear; he who is free from lust knows neither grief nor fear ...

From Love Comes Grief, From Love Comes Fear; He Who
From love comes grief, from love comes fear; he who is free from love knows neither grief nor fear ...

From Greed Comes Grief, From Greed Comes Fear; He Who
From greed comes grief, from greed comes fear; he who is free from greed knows neither grief nor fear ...

He Who Possesses Virtue And Intelligence, Who Is Just, Speaks
He who possesses virtue and intelligence, who is just, speaks the truth, and does what is his own business, him the world will hold dear...

He In Whom A Desire For The Ineffable (nirvana) Has
He in whom a desire for the Ineffable (Nirvana) has sprung up, who is satisfied in his mind, and whose thoughts are not bewildered by lo...

Kinsmen, Friends, And Lovers Salute A Man Who Has Been
Kinsmen, friends, and lovers salute a man who has been long away, and returns safe from afar ...

In Like Manner His Good Works Receive Him Who Has
In like manner his good works receive him who has done good, and has gone from this world to the other;--as kinsmen receive a friend on ...

Let A Man Leave Anger, Let Him Forsake Pride, Let
Let a man leave anger, let him forsake pride, let him overcome all bondage! No sufferings befall the man who is not attached to name an...

He Who Holds Back Rising Anger Like A Rolling Chariot,
He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins ...

Let A Man Overcome Anger By Love, Let Him Overcome
Let a man overcome anger by love, let him overcome evil by good; let him overcome the greedy by liberality, the liar by truth! ...

Speak The Truth, Do Not Yield To Anger; Give, If
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods ...

The Sages Who Injure Nobody, And Who Always Control Their
The sages who injure nobody, and who always control their body, they will go to the unchangeable place (Nirvana), where, if they have go...

Those Who Are Ever Watchful, Who Study Day And Night,
Those who are ever watchful, who study day and night, and who strive after Nirvana, their passions will come to an end ...

This Is An Old Saying, O Atula, This Is Not
This is an old saying, O Atula, this is not only of to-day: `They blame him who sits silent, they blame him who speaks much, they also ...

There Never Was, There Never Will Be, Nor Is There
There never was, there never will be, nor is there now, a man who is always blamed, or a man who is always praised ...

, But He Whom Those Who Discriminate Praise Continually
, But he whom those who discriminate praise continually day after day, as without blemish, wise, rich in knowledge and virtue, who would...

Beware Of Bodily Anger, And Control Thy Body! Leave
Beware of bodily anger, and control thy body! Leave the sins of the body, and with thy body practise virtue! ...

Beware Of The Anger Of The Tongue, And Control Thy
Beware of the anger of the tongue, and control thy tongue! Leave the sins of the tongue, and practise virtue with thy tongue! ...

Beware Of The Anger Of The Mind, And Control Thy
Beware of the anger of the mind, and control thy mind! Leave the sins of the mind, and practise virtue with thy mind! ...

The Wise Who Control Their Body, Who Control Their Tongue,
The wise who control their body, who control their tongue, the wise who control their mind, are indeed well controlled Impurity ...

Thou Art Now Like A Sear Leaf, The Messengers Of
Thou art now like a sear leaf, the messengers of death (Yama) have come near to thee; thou standest at the door of thy departure, and th...

Make Thyself An Island, Work Hard, Be Wise! When
Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When thy impurities are blown away, and thou art free from guilt, thou wilt enter into the ...

Thy Life Has Come To An End, Thou Art Come
Thy life has come to an end, thou art come near to death (Yama), there is no resting-place for thee on the road, and thou hast no provis...

Make Thyself An Island, Work Hard, Be Wise! When
Make thyself an island, work hard, be wise! When thy impurities are blown away, and thou art free from guilt, thou wilt not enter again...

Let A Wise Man Blow Off The Impurities Of His
Let a wise man blow off the impurities of his self, as a smith blows off the impurities of silver one by one, little by little, and from...

As The Impurity Which Springs From The Iron, When It
As the impurity which springs from the iron, when it springs from it, destroys it; thus do a transgressor's own works lead him to the ev...

The Taint Of Prayers Is Non-repetition; The Taint Of Houses,
The taint of prayers is non-repetition; the taint of houses, non- repair; the taint of the body is sloth; the taint of a watchman, thoug...

Bad Conduct Is The Taint Of Woman, Greediness The Taint
Bad conduct is the taint of woman, greediness the taint of a benefactor; tainted are all evil ways in this world and in the next ...

But There Is A Taint Worse Than All Taints,--ignorance Is
But there is a taint worse than all taints,--ignorance is the greatest taint O mendicants! throw off that taint, and become taintless! ...

Life Is Easy To Live For A Man Who Is
Life is easy to live for a man who is without shame, a crow hero, a mischief-maker, an insulting, bold, and wretched fellow ...

But Life Is Hard To Live For A Modest Man,
But life is hard to live for a modest man, who always looks for what is pure, who is disinterested, quiet, spotless, and intelligent ...

He Who Destroys Life, Who Speaks Untruth, Who In This
He who destroys life, who speaks untruth, who in this world takes what is not given him, who goes to another man's wife; ...

And The Man Who Gives Himself To Drinking Intoxicating Liquors, He,
And the man who gives himself to drinking intoxicating liquors, he, even in this world, digs up his own root ...

O Man, Know This, That The Unrestrained Are In A
O man, know this, that the unrestrained are in a bad state; take care that greediness and vice do not bring thee to grief for a long tim...

The World Gives According To Their Faith Or According To
The world gives according to their faith or according to their pleasure: if a man frets about the food and the drink given to others, he...

He In Whom That Feeling Is Destroyed, And Taken Out
He in whom that feeling is destroyed, and taken out with the very root, finds rest by day and by night ...

There Is No Fire Like Passion, There Is No Shark
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed ...

The Fault Of Others Is Easily Perceived, But That Of
The fault of others is easily perceived, but that of oneself is difficult to perceive; a man winnows his neighbour's faults like chaff, ...

If A Man Looks After The Faults Of Others, And
If a man looks after the faults of others, and is always inclined to be offended, his own passions will grow, and he is far from the des...

There Is No Path Through The Air, A Man Is
There is no path through the air, a man is not a Samana by outward acts The world delights in vanity, the Tathagatas (the Buddhas) are ...

There Is No Path Through The Air, A Man Is
There is no path through the air, a man is not a Samana by outward acts No creatures are eternal; but the awakened (Buddha) are never sh...

, A Man Is Not Just If He Carries
, A man is not just if he carries a matter by violence; no, he who distinguishes both right and wrong, who is learned and leads others, ...

A Man Is Not Learned Because He Talks Much; He
A man is not learned because he talks much; he who is patient, free from hatred and fear, he is called learned ...

A Man Is Not A Supporter Of The Law Because
A man is not a supporter of the law because he talks much; even if a man has learnt little, but sees the law bodily, he is a supporter o...

A Man Is Not An Elder Because His Head Is
A man is not an elder because his head is grey; his age may be ripe, but he is called `Old-in-vain' ...

He In Whom There Is Truth, Virtue, Love, Restraint, Moderation, He
He in whom there is truth, virtue, love, restraint, moderation, he who is free from impurity and is wise, he is called an elder ...

An Envious Greedy, Dishonest Man Does Not Become Respectable By Means
An envious greedy, dishonest man does not become respectable by means of much talking only, or by the beauty of his complexion ...

He In Whom All This Is Destroyed, And Taken Out
He in whom all this is destroyed, and taken out with the very root, he, when freed from hatred and wise, is called respectable ...

Not By Tonsure Does An Undisciplined Man Who Speaks Falsehood Become
Not by tonsure does an undisciplined man who speaks falsehood become a Samana; can a man be a Samana who is still held captive by desire...

He Who Always Quiets The Evil, Whether Small Or Large,
He who always quiets the evil, whether small or large, he is called a Samana (a quiet man), because he has quieted all evil ...

A Man Is Not A Mendicant (bhikshu) Simply Because He
A man is not a mendicant (Bhikshu) simply because he asks others for alms; he who adopts the whole law is a Bhikshu, not he who only beg...

He Who Is Above Good And Evil, Who Is Chaste,
He who is above good and evil, who is chaste, who with knowledge passes through the world, he indeed is called a Bhikshu ...

, A Man Is Not A Muni Because He
, A man is not a Muni because he observes silence (mona, ie mauna), if he is foolish and ignorant; but the wise who, taking the balance,...

A Man Is Not An Elect (ariya) Because He Injures
A man is not an elect (Ariya) because he injures living creatures; because he has pity on all living creatures, therefore is a man call...

, Not Only By Discipline And Vows, Not Only
, Not only by discipline and vows, not only by much learning, not by entering into a trance, not by sleeping alone, do I earn the happin...

The Best Of Ways Is The Eightfold; The Best Of
The best of ways is the eightfold; the best of truths the four words; the best of virtues passionlessness; the best of men he who has ey...

This Is The Way, There Is No Other That Leads
This is the way, there is no other that leads to the purifying of intelligence Go on this way! Everything else is the deceit of Mara (...

If You Go On This Way, You Will Make An
If you go on this way, you will make an end of pain! The way was preached by me, when I had understood the removal of the thorns (in th...

You Yourself Must Make An Effort The Tathagatas (buddhas)
You yourself must make an effort The Tathagatas (Buddhas) are only preachers The thoughtful who enter the way are freed from the bonda...

`all Created Things Perish,' He Who Knows And Sees This
`All created things perish,' he who knows and sees this becomes passive in pain; this is the way to purity ...

`all Created Things Are Grief And Pain,' He Who Knows
`All created things are grief and pain,' he who knows and sees this becomes passive in pain; this is the way that leads to purity ...

`all Forms Are Unreal,' He Who Knows And Sees This
`All forms are unreal,' he who knows and sees this becomes passive in pain; this is the way that leads to purity ...

He Who Does Not Rouse Himself When It Is Time
He who does not rouse himself when it is time to rise, who, though young and strong, is full of sloth, whose will and thought are weak, ...

Watching His Speech, Well Restrained In Mind, Let A Man
Watching his speech, well restrained in mind, let a man never commit any wrong with his body! Let a man but keep these three roads of a...

Through Zeal Knowledge Is Gotten, Through Lack Of Zeal Knowledge Is
Through zeal knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus pla...

Cut Down The Whole Forest (of Lust), Not A Tree
Cut down the whole forest (of lust), not a tree only! Danger comes out of the forest (of lust) When you have cut down both the forest ...

So Long As The Love Of Man Towards Women, Even
So long as the love of man towards women, even the smallest, is not destroyed, so long is his mind in bondage, as the calf that drinks m...

Cut Out The Love Of Self, Like An Autumn Lotus,
Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus, with thy hand! Cherish the road of peace Nirvana has been shown by Sugata (Buddha) ...

`here I Shall Dwell In The Rain, Here In Winter
`Here I shall dwell in the rain, here in winter and summer,' thus the fool meditates, and does not think of his death ...

Death Comes And Carries Off That Man, Praised For His
Death comes and carries off that man, praised for his children and flocks, his mind distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping villag...

Sons Are No Help, Nor A Father, Nor Relations; There
Sons are no help, nor a father, nor relations; there is no help from kinsfolk for one whom death has seized ...

A Wise And Good Man Who Knows The Meaning Of
A wise and good man who knows the meaning of this, should quickly clear the way that leads to Nirvana Miscellaneous ...

If By Leaving A Small Pleasure One Sees A Great
If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great ...

He Who, By Causing Pain To Others, Wishes To Obtain
He who, by causing pain to others, wishes to obtain pleasure for himself, he, entangled in the bonds of hatred, will never be free from ...

What Ought To Be Done Is Neglected, What Ought Not
What ought to be done is neglected, what ought not to be done is done; the desires of unruly, thoughtless people are always increasing ...

But They Whose Whole Watchfulness Is Always Directed To Their Body,
But they whose whole watchfulness is always directed to their body, who do not follow what ought not to be done, and who steadfastly do ...

A True Brahmana Goes Scatheless, Though He Have Killed Father
A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father and mother, and two valiant kings, though he has destroyed a kingdom with ...

A True Brahmana Goes Scatheless, Though He Have Killed Father
A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father and mother, and two holy kings, and an eminent man besides ...

The Disciples Of Gotama (buddha) Are Always Well Awake, And
The disciples of Gotama (Buddha) are always well awake, and their thoughts day and night are always set on Buddha ...

The Disciples Of Gotama Are Always Well Awake, And Their
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts day and night are always set on the law ...

The Disciples Of Gotama Are Always Well Awake, And Their
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts day and night are always set on the church ...

The Disciples Of Gotama Are Always Well Awake, And Their
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts day and night are always set on their body ...

The Disciples Of Gotama Are Always Well Awake, And Their
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day and night always delights in compassion ...

The Disciples Of Gotama Are Always Well Awake, And Their
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day and night always delights in meditation ...

It Is Hard To Leave The World (to Become A
It is hard to leave the world (to become a friar), it is hard to enjoy the world; hard is the monastery, painful are the houses; painful...

Whatever Place A Faithful, Virtuous, Celebrated, And Wealthy Man Chooses, There
Whatever place a faithful, virtuous, celebrated, and wealthy man chooses, there he is respected ...

Good People Shine From Afar, Like The Snowy Mountains; Bad
Good people shine from afar, like the snowy mountains; bad people are not seen, like arrows shot by night ...

He Alone Who, Without Ceasing, Practises The Duty Of Sitting Alone
He alone who, without ceasing, practises the duty of sitting alone and sleeping alone, he, subduing himself, will rejoice in the destruc...

He Who Says What Is Not, Goes To Hell; He
He who says what is not, goes to hell; he also who, having done a thing, says I have not done it After death both are equal, they are me...

Many Men Whose Shoulders Are Covered With The Yellow Gown
Many men whose shoulders are covered with the yellow gown are ill-conditioned and unrestrained; such evil-doers by their evil deeds go t...

Better It Would Be To Swallow A Heated Iron Ball,
Better it would be to swallow a heated iron ball, like flaring fire, than that a bad unrestrained fellow should live on the charity of t...

Four Things Does A Wreckless Man Gain Who Covets His
Four things does a wreckless man gain who covets his neighbour's wife,--a bad reputation, an uncomfortable bed, thirdly, punishment, and...

There Is Bad Reputation, And The Evil Way (to Hell),
There is bad reputation, and the evil way (to hell), there is the short pleasure of the frightened in the arms of the frightened, and th...

As A Grass-blade, If Badly Grasped, Cuts The Arm, Badly-practised Asceticism
As a grass-blade, if badly grasped, cuts the arm, badly-practised asceticism leads to hell ...

An Act Carelessly Performed, A Broken Vow, And Hesitating Obedience To
An act carelessly performed, a broken vow, and hesitating obedience to discipline, all this brings no great reward ...

If Anything Is To Be Done, Let A Man Do
If anything is to be done, let a man do it, let him attack it vigorously! A careless pilgrim only scatters the dust of his passions mor...

An Evil Deed Is Better Left Undone, For A Man
An evil deed is better left undone, for a man repents of it afterwards; a good deed is better done, for having done it, one does not rep...

Like A Well-guarded Frontier Fort, With Defences Within And Without, So
Like a well-guarded frontier fort, with defences within and without, so let a man guard himself Not a moment should escape, for they wh...

They Who Are Ashamed Of What They Ought Not To
They who are ashamed of what they ought not to be ashamed of, and are not ashamed of what they ought to be ashamed of, such men, embraci...

They Who Fear When They Ought Not To Fear, And
They who fear when they ought not to fear, and fear not when they ought to fear, such men, embracing false doctrines, enter the evil pat...

They Who Forbid When There Is Nothing To Be Forbidden,
They who forbid when there is nothing to be forbidden, and forbid not when there is something to be forbidden, such men, embracing false ...

They Who Know What Is Forbidden As Forbidden, And What
They who know what is forbidden as forbidden, and what is not forbidden as not forbidden, such men, embracing the true doctrine, enter t...

Silently Shall I Endure Abuse As The Elephant In Battle
Silently shall I endure abuse as the elephant in battle endures the arrow sent from the bow: for the world is ill-natured ...

They Lead A Tamed Elephant To Battle, The King Mounts
They lead a tamed elephant to battle, the king mounts a tamed elephant; the tamed is the best among men, he who silently endures abuse ...

Mules Are Good, If Tamed, And Noble Sindhu Horses, And
Mules are good, if tamed, and noble Sindhu horses, and elephants with large tusks; but he who tames himself is better still ...

For With These Animals Does No Man Reach The Untrodden
For with these animals does no man reach the untrodden country (Nirvana), where a tamed man goes on a tamed animal, viz on his own well-...

The Elephant Called Dhanapalaka, His Temples Running With Sap, And Difficult
The elephant called Dhanapalaka, his temples running with sap, and difficult to hold, does not eat a morsel when bound; the elephant lon...

If A Man Becomes Fat And A Great Eater, If
If a man becomes fat and a great eater, if he is sleepy and rolls himself about, that fool, like a hog fed on wash, is born again and ag...

This Mind Of Mine Went Formerly Wandering About As It
This mind of mine went formerly wandering about as it liked, as it listed, as it pleased; but I shall now hold it in thoroughly, as the ...

Be Not Thoughtless, Watch Your Thoughts! Draw Yourself Out
Be not thoughtless, watch your thoughts! Draw yourself out of the evil way, like an elephant sunk in mud ...

If A Man Find A Prudent Companion Who Walks With
If a man find a prudent companion who walks with him, is wise, and lives soberly, he may walk with him, overcoming all dangers, happy, b...

If A Man Find No Prudent Companion Who Walks With
If a man find no prudent companion who walks with him, is wise, and lives soberly, let him walk alone, like a king who has left his conq...

It Is Better To Live Alone, There Is No Companionship
It is better to live alone, there is no companionship with a fool; let a man walk alone, let him commit no sin, with few wishes, like an...

If An Occasion Arises, Friends Are Pleasant; Enjoyment Is Pleasant, Whatever
If an occasion arises, friends are pleasant; enjoyment is pleasant, whatever be the cause; a good work is pleasant in the hour of death;...

Pleasant In The World Is The State Of A Mother,
Pleasant in the world is the state of a mother, pleasant the state of a father, pleasant the state of a Samana, pleasant the state of a ...

Pleasant Is Virtue Lasting To Old Age, Pleasant Is A
Pleasant is virtue lasting to old age, pleasant is a faith firmly rooted; pleasant is attainment of intelligence, pleasant is avoiding o...

The Thirst Of A Thoughtless Man Grows Like A Creeper;
The thirst of a thoughtless man grows like a creeper; he runs from life to life, like a monkey seeking fruit in the forest ...

Whomsoever This Fierce Thirst Overcomes, Full Of Poison, In This World,
Whomsoever this fierce thirst overcomes, full of poison, in this world, his sufferings increase like the abounding Birana grass ...

He Who Overcomes This Fierce Thirst, Difficult To Be Conquered
He who overcomes this fierce thirst, difficult to be conquered in this world, sufferings fall off from him, like water-drops from a lotu...

This Salutary Word I Tell You, `do Ye, As Many
This salutary word I tell you, `Do ye, as many as are here assembled, dig up the root of thirst, as he who wants the sweet- scented Usir...

As A Tree, Even Though It Has Been Cut Down,
As a tree, even though it has been cut down, is firm so long as its root is safe, and grows again, thus, unless the feeders of thirst ar...

He Whose Thirst Running Towards Pleasure Is Exceeding Strong In The
He whose thirst running towards pleasure is exceeding strong in the thirty-six channels, the waves will carry away that misguided man, v...

The Channels Run Everywhere, The Creeper (of Passion) Stands Sprouting; If
The channels run everywhere, the creeper (of passion) stands sprouting; if you see the creeper springing up, cut its root by means of kn...

A Creature's Pleasures Are Extravagant And Luxurious; Sunk In Lust And
A creature's pleasures are extravagant and luxurious; sunk in lust and looking for pleasure, men undergo (again and again) birth and dec...

Men, Driven On By Thirst, Run About Like A Snared
Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared hare; held in fetters and bonds, they undergo pain for a long time, again and again ...

Men, Driven On By Thirst, Run About Like A Snared
Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared hare; let therefore the mendicant drive out thirst, by striving after passionlessness ...

He Who Having Got Rid Of The Forest (of Lust)
He who having got rid of the forest (of lust) (ie after having reached Nirvana) gives himself over to forest-life (ie to lust), and who,...

Wise People Do Not Call That A Strong Fetter Which
Wise people do not call that a strong fetter which is made of iron, wood, or hemp; far stronger is the care for precious stones and ring...

That Fetter Wise People Call Strong Which Drags Down, Yields,
That fetter wise people call strong which drags down, yields, but is difficult to undo; after having cut this at last, people leave the ...

Those Who Are Slaves To Passions, Run Down With The
Those who are slaves to passions, run down with the stream (of desires), as a spider runs down the web which he has made himself; when t...

Give Up What Is Before, Give Up What Is Behind,
Give up what is before, give up what is behind, give up what is in the middle, when thou goest to the other shore of existence; if thy m...

If A Man Is Tossed About By Doubts, Full Of
If a man is tossed about by doubts, full of strong passions, and yearning only for what is delightful, his thirst will grow more and mor...

If A Man Delights In Quieting Doubts, And, Always Reflecting, Dwells
If a man delights in quieting doubts, and, always reflecting, dwells on what is not delightful (the impurity of the body, &c), he certai...

He Who Has Reached The Consummation, Who Does Not Tremble,
He who has reached the consummation, who does not tremble, who is without thirst and without sin, he has broken all the thorns of life: ...

He Who Is Without Thirst And Without Affection, Who Understands The
He who is without thirst and without affection, who understands the words and their interpretation, who knows the order of letters (thos...

`i Have Conquered All, I Know All, In All Conditions
`I have conquered all, I know all, in all conditions of life I am free from taint; I have left all, and through the destruction of thirs...

The Gift Of The Law Exceeds All Gifts; The Sweetness
The gift of the law exceeds all gifts; the sweetness of the law exceeds all sweetness; the delight in the law exceeds all delights; the ...

Pleasures Destroy The Foolish, If They Look Not For The
Pleasures destroy the foolish, if they look not for the other shore; the foolish by his thirst for pleasures destroys himself, as if he ...

The Fields Are Damaged By Weeds, Mankind Is Damaged By
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by passion: therefore a gift bestowed on the passionless brings great reward ...

The Fields Are Damaged By Weeds, Mankind Is Damaged By
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by hatred: therefore a gift bestowed on those who do not hate brings great reward ...

The Fields Are Damaged By Weeds, Mankind Is Damaged By
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by vanity: therefore a gift bestowed on those who are free from vanity brings great ...

The Fields Are Damaged By Weeds, Mankind Is Damaged By
The fields are damaged by weeds, mankind is damaged by lust: therefore a gift bestowed on those who are free from lust brings great rewa...

Restraint In The Eye Is Good, Good Is Restraint In
Restraint in the eye is good, good is restraint in the ear, in the nose restraint is good, good is restraint in the tongue ...

In The Body Restraint Is Good, Good Is Restraint In
In the body restraint is good, good is restraint in speech, in thought restraint is good, good is restraint in all things A Bhikshu, re...

He Who Controls His Hand, He Who Controls His Feet,
He who controls his hand, he who controls his feet, he who controls his speech, he who is well controlled, he who delights inwardly, who...

The Bhikshu Who Controls His Mouth, Who Speaks Wisely And
The Bhikshu who controls his mouth, who speaks wisely and calmly, who teaches the meaning and the law, his word is sweet ...

He Who Dwells In The Law, Delights In The Law,
He who dwells in the law, delights in the law, meditates on the law, follows the law, that Bhikshu will never fall away from the true la...

Let Him Not Despise What He Has Received, Nor Ever
Let him not despise what he has received, nor ever envy others: a mendicant who envies others does not obtain peace of mind ...

A Bhikshu Who, Though He Receives Little, Does Not Despise
A Bhikshu who, though he receives little, does not despise what he has received, even the gods will praise him, if his life is pure, and...

He Who Never Identifies Himself With Name And Form, And
He who never identifies himself with name and form, and does not grieve over what is no more, he indeed is called a Bhikshu ...

The Bhikshu Who Acts With Kindness, Who Is Calm In
The Bhikshu who acts with kindness, who is calm in the doctrine of Buddha, will reach the quiet place (Nirvana), cessation of natural de...

O Bhikshu, Empty This Boat! If Emptied, It Will Go
O Bhikshu, empty this boat! if emptied, it will go quickly; having cut off passion and hatred thou wilt go to Nirvana ...

Cut Off The Five (senses), Leave The Five, Rise Above
Cut off the five (senses), leave the five, rise above the five A Bhikshu, who has escaped from the five fetters, he is called Oghatinna...

Meditate, O Bhikshu, And Be Not Heedless! Do Not
Meditate, O Bhikshu, and be not heedless! Do not direct thy thought to what gives pleasure that thou mayest not for thy heedlessness ha...

Without Knowledge There Is No Meditation, Without Meditation There Is No
Without knowledge there is no meditation, without meditation there is no knowledge: he who has knowledge and meditation is near unto Nir...

A Bhikshu Who Has Entered His Empty House, And Whose
A Bhikshu who has entered his empty house, and whose mind is tranquil, feels a more than human delight when he sees the law clearly ...

As Soon As He Has Considered The Origin And Destruction
As soon as he has considered the origin and destruction of the elements (khandha) of the body, he finds happiness and joy which belong t...

And This Is The Beginning Here For A Wise Bhikshu:
And this is the beginning here for a wise Bhikshu: watchfulness over the senses, contentedness, restraint under the law; keep noble frie...

Let Him Live In Charity, Let Him Be Perfect In
Let him live in charity, let him be perfect in his duties; then in the fulness of delight he will make an end of suffering ...

As The Vassika Plant Sheds Its Withered Flowers, Men Should
As the Vassika plant sheds its withered flowers, men should shed passion and hatred, O ye Bhikshus! ...

The Bhikshu Whose Body And Tongue And Mind Are Quieted,
The Bhikshu whose body and tongue and mind are quieted, who is collected, and has rejected the baits of the world, he is called quiet ...

Rouse Thyself By Thyself, Examine Thyself By Thyself, Thus Self- Protected
Rouse thyself by thyself, examine thyself by thyself, thus self- protected and attentive wilt thou live happily, O Bhikshu! ...

For Self Is The Lord Of Self, Self Is The
For self is the lord of self, self is the refuge of self; therefore curb thyself as the merchant curbs a good horse ...

The Bhikshu, Full Of Delight, Who Is Calm In The
The Bhikshu, full of delight, who is calm in the doctrine of Buddha will reach the quiet place (Nirvana), cessation of natural desires, ...

He Who, Even As A Young Bhikshu, Applies Himself To
He who, even as a young Bhikshu, applies himself to the doctrine of Buddha, brightens up this world, like the moon when free from clouds...

Stop The Stream Valiantly, Drive Away The Desires, O Brahmana!
Stop the stream valiantly, drive away the desires, O Brahmana! When you have understood the destruction of all that was made, you will ...

If The Brahmana Has Reached The Other Shore In Both
If the Brahmana has reached the other shore in both laws (in restraint and contemplation), all bonds vanish from him who has obtained kn...

He For Whom There Is Neither This Nor That Shore,
He for whom there is neither this nor that shore, nor both, him, the fearless and unshackled, I call indeed a Brahmana ...

He Who Is Thoughtful, Blameless, Settled, Dutiful, Without Passions, And Who
He who is thoughtful, blameless, settled, dutiful, without passions, and who has attained the highest end, him I call indeed a Brahmana ...

The Sun Is Bright By Day, The Moon Shines By
The sun is bright by day, the moon shines by night, the warrior is bright in his armour, the Brahmana is bright in his meditation; but B...

Because A Man Is Rid Of Evil, Therefore He Is
Because a man is rid of evil, therefore he is called Brahmana; because he walks quietly, therefore he is called Samana; because he has s...

No One Should Attack A Brahmana, But No Brahmana (if
No one should attack a Brahmana, but no Brahmana (if attacked) should let himself fly at his aggressor! Woe to him who strikes a Brahma...

It Advantages A Brahmana Not A Little If He Holds
It advantages a Brahmana not a little if he holds his mind back from the pleasures of life; when all wish to injure has vanished, pain w...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Does Not Offend
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who does not offend by body, word, or thought, and is controlled on these three points ...

After A Man Has Once Understood The Law As Taught
After a man has once understood the law as taught by the Well- awakened (Buddha), let him worship it carefully, as the Brahmana worships...

A Man Does Not Become A Brahmana By His Platted
A man does not become a Brahmana by his platted hair, by his family, or by birth; in whom there is truth and righteousness, he is blesse...

What Is The Use Of Platted Hair, O Fool! What
What is the use of platted hair, O fool! what of the raiment of goat-skins? Within thee there is ravening, but the outside thou makest ...

The Man Who Wears Dirty Raiments, Who Is Emaciated And
The man who wears dirty raiments, who is emaciated and covered with veins, who lives alone in the forest, and meditates, him I call inde...

I Do Not Call A Man A Brahmana Because Of
I do not call a man a Brahmana because of his origin or of his mother He is indeed arrogant, and he is wealthy: but the poor, who is fr...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Has Cut All
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has cut all fetters, who never trembles, is independent and unshackled ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Has Cut The
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has cut the strap and the thong, the chain with all that pertains to it, who has burst the bar, and is ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who, Though He Has
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, though he has committed no offence, endures reproach, bonds, and stripes, who has endurance for his fo...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Is Free From
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who is free from anger, dutiful, virtuous, without appetite, who is subdued, and has received his last body...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Does Not Cling
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who does not cling to pleasures, like water on a lotus leaf, like a mustard seed on the point of a needle ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who, Even Here, Knows
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, even here, knows the end of his suffering, has put down his burden, and is unshackled ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Whose Knowledge Is Deep,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana whose knowledge is deep, who possesses wisdom, who knows the right way and the wrong, and has attained the ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Keeps Aloof Both
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who keeps aloof both from laymen and from mendicants, who frequents no houses, and has but few desires ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Finds No Fault
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who finds no fault with other beings, whether feeble or strong, and does not kill nor cause slaughter ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Is Tolerant With
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who is tolerant with the intolerant, mild with fault-finders, and free from passion among the passionate ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana From Whom Anger And
Him I call indeed a Brahmana from whom anger and hatred, pride and envy have dropt like a mustard seed from the point of a needle ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Utters True Speech,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who utters true speech, instructive and free from harshness, so that he offend no one ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Takes Nothing In
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who takes nothing in the world that is not given him, be it long or short, small or large, good or bad ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Fosters No Desires
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who fosters no desires for this world or for the next, has no inclinations, and is unshackled ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Has No Interests,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has no interests, and when he has understood (the truth), does not say How, how? and who has reached th...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who In This World
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who in this world is above good and evil, above the bondage of both, free from grief from sin, and from imp...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Is Bright Like
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who is bright like the moon, pure, serene, undisturbed, and in whom all gaiety is extinct ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Has Traversed This
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has traversed this miry road, the impassable world and its vanity, who has gone through, and reached th...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who In This World,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who in this world, leaving all desires, travels about without a home, and in whom all concupiscence is exti...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who, Leaving All Longings,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, leaving all longings, travels about without a home, and in whom all covetousness is extinct ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who, After Leaving All
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who, after leaving all bondage to men, has risen above all bondage to the gods, and is free from all and ev...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Has Left What
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who has left what gives pleasure and what gives pain, who is cold, and free from all germs (of renewed life...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Knows The Destruction
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who knows the destruction and the return of beings everywhere, who is free from bondage, welfaring (Sugata)...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Whose Path The Gods
Him I call indeed a Brahmana whose path the gods do not know, nor spirits (Gandharvas), nor men, whose passions are extinct, and who is ...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana Who Calls Nothing His
Him I call indeed a Brahmana who calls nothing his own, whether it be before, behind, or between, who is poor, and free from the love of...

Him I Call Indeed A Brahmana, The Manly, The Noble,
Him I call indeed a Brahmana, the manly, the noble, the hero, the great sage, the conqueror, the impassible, the accomplished, the awake...

The Value Of Work And Play Is The Outcome Of Balancing
If we conceive of any individual as a "field" of vibrations in matter and the ether, induced by muscular and nervous action and by f...

Physical Tone
It would seem almost unnecessary to suggest the ordinary regimes for health of body Nevertheless, I shall refer to these regimes bec...

The Soul Of The Cell
This crystal of Quartz,--the queen of its tribe, Amethyst, Onyx, Chalcedony, Heliotrope, Agate,-- Some toiler of old Japan, the Arti...

Health!
I request you to define it--configure the wonder Of this dust-common, beneficent Gift Who lacks it, he knows quite precisely his wan...

Physical Tone
"In the healthy body every cell is polarized in subjection to the Central Will Perfect health, therefore, is orderly obedience, gove...

The General Tone Op Health
The word "tone" means, "sound in relation to volume, quality, duration and pitch," then, "peculiar characteristic sound as of a voic...

Kinds Of Fears
Fear of Self: timidity, lack of confidence, possible unaccountable states Fear for Self: weakness, anticipated failure, imagined...

Three Great Laws
FIRST LAW: The warnings of reason are based in the nature of things within us, and are universal benefactors SECOND LAW: Fear is...

Primary Injunction
Let your soul be saturated, with the sure conviction that fear is an alien in the world-system of life, having no proper place nor l...

A General Enumeration Of Fear-causes
Fear of hurt of self by self (fear of self): substitute reason, thus--just estimate; no cause; cause magnified Fear of hurt of s...

The First Great Principle Of Fear-conquest
Timidity, apprehension, fear, alarm, fright, consternation, terror, panic, desperation, are all false imitations of reason's interpr...

Preliminary Study Of Fear
Fear is (a) an impulse, (b) a habit, (c) a disease Fear, as it exists in man, is a make-believe of sanity, a creature of the ima...

Fear And Reason
"In civilized life it has at last become possible for large numbers of people to pass from the cradle to the grave without ever havi...

Banish All Fear
It is on such considerations that I have come to hold that all real fear-FEELING should and may be banished from our life, and that ...

Life
It is because I desire every reader to get this perfect start in our study that I have indulged in the rather general outlook on the...

Fear-thought And Fear-feeling
The INTELLECT coldly reflects What Is: An icy, crystalline lake portraying earth and sky In shadows beautiful as death-- And void...

Prime Denials And Affirmations
You who now read this page are, thus, invited to begin our study by denying and affirming, as follows: ...

First--the Daily Regime Of Denial
I deny the existence of error, so far as I am concerned I deny disease to be my necessary portion I deny the need of any of my fears...

Second--the Daily Regime Of Affirmation
I affirm truth to be my desire and possession I affirm health to be my rightful claim I affirm fearlessness of that which I have fea...

Power Is Personality Receiving Its Own In The Realms Of Life
All things exist for all beings Such are some of the realities that are being quietly and potently assumed and affirmed to-day t...

False Thought--selfishness--fear
And when fear vanishes, replaced by the WHITE LIFE, selfishness will die as impossible, and thought will no longer be false for the ...

Signs Of The New Life
Deity is neither Jew nor Gentile; He is the Infinite All-Good--the Eternal White Life The Infinite and Eternal White Life is evo...

Happiness, Power
"EVIL" is derangement in individual life induced by individual and world-thought gone wrong As such derangement "evil" is real, but ...

Expectation In Adjustment Is Assumption
The world no longer merely ASKS for truth; it harmonizes with Nature and Life, and so, APPROPRIATES The World's New Dawn ...

Harmony _i_ Appropriate All Good
Such is one of my reasons for believing that the world is growing better This attitude toward Truth has influenced for the better ev...

The World's New Dawn
"Let us not look at ourselves but onwards, and take strength from the leaf and the signs of the field He is indeed despicable who ca...

Courage Abroad
And I hold that our life is growing better for the reason that I discover, in all this new adjustment to truth, this expectation and...

The World Adjusting To Truth
I hold that the world to-day, more perfectly than ever before, is urging an accurate adjustment of the human soul to truth--that whi...

Prefatory Matters
"The New Dawn" "Fear-Thought and Fear-Feeling" "The Soul of the Cell" "A Regime" "Fear Not Thyself "Fear Not For Others" ...

The Culture Of Courage
"The dawn of a New Day!" Never an Aryan felt the flare of this electric Fact, Nor any, or priest at his worship or earth-toiler swar...

Self Of Me Demands Courage!"
Dr Haddock will open new views of individual nature, personal fears, avenues of self-unfoldment, which are wholesome and uplifting f...

Announcement
"For all may have, If they dare choose, a glorious life" --Herbert ...

Culture Of Courage
The route by which we approach the pinnacle of MASTERY OF SELF now takes a new turn It is neither that of Business and Financial ach...

Foreword
"There is no limit to the knowing of the mind that knows"-- Indian Upanishads I wish to indulge in a little Foreword because in ...

Ii Dealing With Others
Let us finally understand In applied magnetism, you simply harmonize the etheric states of others with those of yourself, and convey...

Iii The Success-magnetism Assumption
We are now ready for the great assumption-principle of magnetism in applied life: ...

Treat Yourself As A Live And A Surely Successful Proposition
So closes this book The subject before us has been vast and profound It is unnecessary to confess that the field has by no means bee...

Magnetism Applied
Having pursued our work to the present point, little need be said on the application of the magnetic power The culture of magnetism ...

I General Life-principles
Magnetism entertains no unnecessary thought of evil concerning others It is altogether superior to low-minded revenge I...

Positively Magnetic Toward This Person Or This Situation
constantly maintained, ultimately instructs in all the arts of magnetic self-handling through the law of auto-suggestion, and realiz...

I Laws Of Magnetic Development
FIRST LAW: DISCOVERY OF ENDOWMENT The limits of magnetic endowment latent in every normal person emerge only through prolonged effor...

Ii Laws Of Magnetic Action
FIRST LAW: Relation of Power to "Tone" The effectiveness of magnetism in action depends upon harmony of "tone" between its possessor...

What This Book Teaches
This book brings to a close that portion of MASTERY OF SELF, which deals with the art of Success-Magnetism Acquiring magnetism i...

Magnetism And Practical Life
The faithful observance of the suggestions of this volume has developed many surprises during the time occupied It is possible that ...

Into Actual Life
The first duty of man is practical sanity AVOID mere OCCULTISM It is possible that you have now discovered in yourse...

Magnetism
Hypnotism and magnetism are widely separated Psychic healing occupies another field Clairaudience and clairvoyance are not u...

Magnetism Is A Natural Growth
No matter how great may be your ability to read and understand books, that growth, that law, require time as well as intelligent eff...

And Psychic Righteousness
The ALL-IMPORTANT departments of your personality are those of PSYCHIC RIGHTEOUSNESS and PSYCHIC MAGNETISM But the IDEAL MAN of ...

Magnetism A Growth
Let us understand You cannot reasonably hope to succeed by merely DREAMING about success You surely cannot achieve success if yo...

Conclusions
Summarizing possible conclusions, we have the following: Physical health is indispensable to physical magnetism; Psychic r...

Ideal Combinations
FIRST--FROM THE STANDPOINT of MORALS First:--Moral Health Next: Moral Health + Psychic Magnetism + Physical Magnetism + ...

Right Pyramidal Combinations
e see that-- Physical Health makes for Physical Magnetism; Physical Magnetism bases Psychic Magnetism; Physical He...

Incomplete Pyramidal Combinations
Physical Health--[Physical Magnetism + Psychic Magnetism + Moral Health] Physical Health + Physical Magnetism--[Psychic Magneti...

The Four Pyramids
Harmony-- Exercise--Recreation --Air--Sleep--Water --Food--Regularity--Digestion --Cleanliness--Economy-- Scientific Body...

Power
Let us add the following: "Culture is not measured by the greatness of the field which is covered by our knowledge, but by the n...

A Curious Illustration
A point has neither length, breadth, nor thickness Move it in thought any distance in one direction, and you have the line Move th...

The Majesty Of Calmness
Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the ...

Lesson Xviii. Mental Control Through Creation
Through our paltry stir and strife, Glows the wished Ideal, And longing molds in clay, what life Carves in the marble real.--Lowell....

Lesson Xix. A Concentrated Will Development
I attended a banquet of inventors recently. Each inventor gave a short talk on something he thought would be accomplished in the futu...

Lesson Xx. Concentration Reviewed
New Method. You will find in this chapter a most effective and most practical method of developing the will. You can develop a strong...

Lesson Xvi. How Concentration Can Fulfill Your Desire
A man forgets because he does not concentrate his mind on his purpose, especially at the moment he conceives it. We remember only tha...

Lesson Xvii. Ideals Developed By Concentration
"It is a spiritual law that the desire to do necessarily implies the ability to do." You have all read of "Aladdin's Lamp," which a...

Lesson Xv. Concentrate So You Will Not Forget
EXERCISES Select some thought, and see how long you can hold your mind on it. It is well to have a clock at first and keep track of t...

Lesson Xiv. The Art Of Concentrating By Means Of Practical
All have the ability to concentrate, but will you? You can, but whether you will or not depends on you. It is one thing to be able to...

Lesson Xii. Concentrate On Wealth
Courage is the backbone of man. The man with courage has persistence. He states what he believes and puts it into execution. The cour...

Lesson Xiii. You Can Concentrate, But Will You?
It was never intended that man should be poor. When wealth is obtained under the proper conditions it broadens the life. Everything h...

Lesson Xi. Concentrate On Courage
A successful business is not usually the result of chance. Neither is a failure the result of luck. Most failures could be determined...

Lesson X. Business Results Through Concentration
Habits make or break us to a far greater extent than we like to admit. Habit is both a powerful enemy and wonderful ally of concentra...

Lesson Vi. The Training Of The Will To Do
It is within your power to gratify your every wish. Success is the result of the way you think. I will show you how to think to be su...

Lesson Vii. The Concentrated Mental Demand
The Will To Do is the greatest power in the world that is concerned with human accomplishment and no one can in advance determine its...

Lesson Viii. Concentration Gives Mental Poise
The Mental Demand is the potent force in achievement. The attitude of the mind affects the expression of the face, determines action,...

Lesson Ix. Concentration Can Overcome Bad Habits
You will find that the man that concentrates is well poised, whereas the man that allows his mind to wander is easily upset. When in ...

Lesson I. Concentration Finds The Way
TABLE OF CONTENTS ...

Lesson Ii. The Self-mastery: Self-direction Power Of
Everyone has two natures. One wants us to advance and the other wants to pull us back. The one that we cultivate and concentrate on d...

Lesson Iii. How To Gain What You Want Through Concentration
CONCENTRATION Man from a psychological standpoint of development is not what he should be. He does not possess the self-mastery, the ...

Lesson Iv. Concentration, The Silent Force That Produces Results
The ignorant person may say, "How can you get anything by merely wanting it? I say that through concentration you can get anything yo...

Lesson V. How Concentrated Thought Links All Humanity Together
IN ALL BUSINESS I want you first to realize how powerful thought is. A thought of fear has turned a person's hair gray in a night. A ...

Hurry, The Scourge Of America
The first sermon in the world was preached at the Creation. It was a Divine protest against Hurry. It was a Divine object lesson o...

The Power Of Personal Influence
The only responsibility that a man cannot evade in this life is the one he thinks of least,--his personal influence. Man's conscio...

The Dignity Of Selfreliance
Self-confidence, without self-reliance, is as useless as a cooking recipe,--without food. Self-confidence sees the possibilities o...

Failure As A Success
It ofttimes requires heroic courage to face fruitless effort, to take up the broken strands of a life-work, to look bravely toward...

Doing Our Best At All Times
Life is a wondrously complex problem for the individual, until, some day, in a moment of illumination, he awakens to the great rea...

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Preface
PUBLISHER'S PREFACE No explanation is thought necessary, further than to corroborate the author in all he has said in his somewhat ...

1 The Zodiac
To the ordinary astrologer the Zodiac is simply a band of space, eighteen degrees wide, in the heavens, the center of which marks ...

Ii The Constellations
The twelve great constellations of the zodiacal belt which forms the Earth's orbit and the Sun's shining pathway around the celestial...

Iii. The Spiritual Interpretation Of The Twelve Houses Of The Horoscope
As a sequel to the foregoing subjects, viz., the Zodiac and constellations, we will add the spiritual interpretation of the twelve ho...

Iv. Astrotheology
There is one species of Divine revelation which has not, and cannot, be tampered with, one great Bible, which forms the starry origin...

V. Astromythology
The Astro-Mythological system of the ancients, though forming the last section, so to say, of the mysteries of the Divine Urania, is,...

Vi. Symbolism
At this point of our study it is necessary to make a halt; and, before proceeding further, to attempt to formulate and realize that, ...

Vii. Alchemypart I
What a weird yet strangely pleasing name the term Alchemy is. It is simple, yet so infilled and intermixed with the possible verities...

Viii. Alchemypart Ii
Paracelsus, the most celebrated of the alchemists of the Middle Ages, thus mystically speaks of his art: "If I have manna in my con...

Ix. Talismans
Words are the symbols of ideas, and bear the same correspondence to the physical brain as matter does to spirit, a medium of expressi...

X. Ceremonial Magic
The above title has been selected, chiefly, because, in most works treating upon magic we find it wrongly used, and therefore, take t...

Xi. The Magic Wand
This is the last lesson of our present course that requires a clear definition of the terms employed in the title thereof, for the tw...

The Life Of Buddha And Its Lessons
The thoughtful student, in scanning the religious history of the race, has one fact continually forced upon his notice, _viz_., that ther...

Cleansing The Unclean
Zarathustra asked Ahura Mazda:-- O most beneficent Spirit, Maker of the material world, thou Holy One! To whom shall they apply h...

Myth Of Yima
Zarathustra asked Ahura Mazda:-- "O Ahura Mazda, most beneficent Spirit, Maker of the material world, thou Holy One! Who was the ...

The Earth
O Maker of the material world, thou Holy One! Which is the first place where the Earth feels most happy? Ahura Mazda answered: "It i...

Contracts And Outrages
"He that does not restore a loan to the man who lent it, steals the thing and robs the man. This he doeth every day, every night, as...

Uncleanness
O Maker of the material world, thou Holy One! Here is a man watering a corn-field. The water streams down the field; it streams agai...

Funerals And Purification
If a dog or a man die under a hut of wood or a hut of felt, what shall the worshippers of Mazda do? Ahura Mazda answered:-- "T...

The Creation
Ahura Mazda spake unto Spitama Zarathustra, saying:-- "I have made every land dear to its people, even though it had no charms wh...

Introduction
The study of religion, like the study of poetry, brings us face to face with the fundamental principles of human nature. Religion, w...

Discovery Of The Zend-avesta
The "Zend-Avesta" is the sacred book of the Parsis; that is to say, of the few remaining followers of that religion which reigned ov...

To The Maruts And Indra
The Prologue The sacrificer speaks: To what splendor do the Maruts all equally cling, they who are of the same age, and dwell ...

To Indra And The Maruts
Those who stand around him while he moves on, harness the bright red steed; the lights in heaven shine forth. They harness to the ch...

To Agni And The Maruts
Thou art called forth to this fair sacrifice for a draught of milk; with the Maruts come hither, O Agni! No god indeed, no mortal, i...

To Rudra
We offer these prayers to Rudra, the strong, whose hair is braided, who rules over heroes that he may be a blessing to man and beast...

To Rudra
O father of the Maruts, let thy favor come near, and do not deprive us of the sight of the sun; may the hero (Rudra) be gracious to ...

To Agni And The Maruts
I implore Agni, the gracious, with salutations, may he sit down here, and gather what we have made. I offer him sacrifice as with ra...

To Vayu
Come hither, O Vayu, thou beautiful one! These Somas are ready, drink of them, hear our call! O Vayu, the praisers celebrate thee wi...

To Vayu
O Vayu, may the quick racers bring thee towards the offerings, to the early drink here, to the early drink of Soma! May the Dawn sta...

Indra And Agastya: A Dialogue
Indra: There is no such thing to-day, nor will it be so to-morrow. Who knows what strange thing this is? We must consult the thought...

To Soma And Rudra
Soma and Rudra, may you maintain your divine dominion, and may the oblations reach you properly. Bringing the seven treasures to eve...

To Rudra
Offer ye these songs to Rudra whose bow is strong, whose arrows are swift, the self-dependent god, the unconquered conqueror, the i...

To Vata
Now for the greatness of the chariot of Vata. Its roar goes crashing and thundering. It moves touching the sky, and creating red s...

To Vata
May Vata waft medicine, healthful, delightful to our heart; may he prolong our lives! Thou, O Vata, art our father, and our brother,...

Introduction
The Vedic Hymns are among the most interesting portions of Hindoo literature. In form and spirit they resemble both the poems of the...

To The Unknown God
In the beginning there arose the Golden Child. As soon as born, he alone was the lord of all that is. He established the earth and t...

To The Maruts
I Come hither, Maruts, on your chariots charged with lightning, resounding with beautiful songs, stored with spears, and winged w...

Spells Recited During The Cleansing
Zarathustra asked Ahura Mazda:-- O Ahura Mazda! most beneficent Spirit, maker of the material world, thou Holy One! How shall I f...

To Fires, Waters, Plants
We worship thee, the Fire, O Ahura Mazda's son! We worship the fire Berezi-savangha (of the lofty use), and the fire Vohu-fryana (th...

To The Earth And The Sacred Waters
And now we worship this earth which bears us, together with Thy wives, O Ahura Mazda! yea, those Thy wives do we worship which are s...

Prayer For Helpers
And now in these Thy dispensations, O Ahura Mazda! do Thou wisely act for us, and with abundance with Thy bounty and Thy tenderness ...

A Prayer For Sanctity And Its Benefits
I pray with benedictions for a benefit, and for the good, even for the entire creation of the holy and the clean; I beseech for them...

To The Fire
I offer my sacrifice and homage to thee, the Fire, as a good offering, and an offering with our hail of salvation, even as an offeri...

To The Bountiful Immortals
I would worship these with my sacrifice, those who rule aright, and who dispose of all aright, and this one especially I would appro...

Praise Of The Holy Bull
Hail, bounteous bull! Hail to thee, beneficent bull! Hail to thee, who makest increase! Hail to thee, who makest growth! Hail to the...

To Rain As A Healing Power
"Come, come on, O clouds, from up above, down on the earth, by thousands of drops, by myriads of drops"--thus say, O holy Zarathustr...

To The Waters And Light Of The Sun
"As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters, rising up and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth, down t...

To The Waters And Light Of The Moon
As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters, rising up and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth, down th...

To The Waters And Light Of The Stars
As the sea Vouru-kasha is the gathering place of the waters, rising up and going down, up the aerial way and down the earth, down th...

Introduction
The "Dhammapada," or "Path to Virtue," is one of the most practical ethical hand-books of Buddhism. It is included in the canon of ...

The Twin-verses
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks...

On Earnestness
Earnestness is the path of immortality (Nirvana), thoughtlessness the path of death. Those who are in earnest do not die, those who ...

Thought
As a fletcher makes straight his arrow, a wise man makes straight his trembling and unsteady thought, which is difficult to guard, d...

Flowers
Who shall overcome this earth, and the world of Yama, the lord of the departed, and the world of the gods? Who shall find out the pl...

The Fool
Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law....

The Wise Man
If you see a man who shows you what is to be avoided, who administers reproofs, and is intelligent, follow that wise man as you woul...

The Venerable
There is no suffering for him who has finished his journey, and abandoned grief, who has freed himself on all sides, and thrown off ...

The Thousands
Even though a speech be a thousand (of words), but made up of senseless words, one word of sense is better, which if a man hears, he...

Punishment
All men tremble at punishment, all men fear death; remember that you are like unto them, and do not kill, nor cause slaughter. Al...

Old Age
How is there laughter, how is there joy, as this world is always burning? Do you not seek a light, ye who are surrounded by darkness...

The World
Do not follow the evil law! Do not live on in thoughtlessness! Do not follow false doctrine! Be not a friend of the world. Rouse ...

The Buddha The Awakened
He whose conquest cannot be conquered again, into whose conquest no one in this world enters, by what track can you lead him, the Aw...

Happiness
We live happily indeed, not hating those who hate us! among men who hate us we dwell free from hatred! We live happily indeed, free ...

Pleasure
He who gives himself to vanity, and does not give himself to meditation, forgetting the real aim of life and grasping at pleasure, w...

Impurity
Thou art now like a sear leaf, the messengers of death (Yama) have come near to thee; thou standest at the door of thy departure, an...

The Just
A man is not just if he carries a matter by violence; no, he who distinguishes both right and wrong, who is learned and guides other...

The Way
The best of ways is the eightfold; the best of truths the four words; the best of virtues passionlessness; the best of men he who ha...

Miscellaneous
If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great. He who,...

The Downward Course
He who says what is not goes to hell; he also who, having done a thing, says I have not done it. After death both are equal: they ar...

The Elephant
Silently I endured abuse as the elephant in battle endures the arrow sent from the bow: for the world is ill-natured. They lead a...

Thirst
The thirst of a thoughtless man grows like a creeper; he runs from life to life, like a monkey seeking fruit in the forest. Whoms...

The Bhikshu
Restraint in the eye is good, good is restraint in the ear, in the nose restraint is good, good is restraint in the tongue. In th...

The Brahmana
Stop the stream valiantly, drive away the desires, O Brahmana! When you have understood the destruction of all that was made, you wi...

Introduction
The "Upanishads" are reckoned to be from a hundred and fifty to a hundred and seventy in number. The date of the earliest of them is...

The Couch Of Brahman
Kitra Gangyayani, wishing to perform a sacrifice, chose Aruni Uddalaka, to be his chief priest. But Aruni sent his son, Svetaketu, a...

Knowledge Of The Living Spirit
"Prana, or breath,[16] is Brahman," thus says Kaushitaki. "Of this prana, which is Brahman, the mind is the messenger, speech the h...

Life And Consciousness
Pratardana, the son of Divodasa, King of Kasi, came by means of fighting and strength to the beloved abode of Indra. Indra said to h...

Introduction
The importance of the "Koran" lies in the fact that it is a religious book of the East, read and stored in the memory of a hundred m...

Mohammed And Mohammedanism
By Thomas Carlyle From the first rude times of Paganism among the Scandinavians in the North, we advance to a very different epoc...

Revealed At Mecca
Praise be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee...

Revealed Partly At Mecca
A.L.M. There is no doubt in this book; it is a direction to the pious, who believe in the mysteries of faith, who observe the ap...

The Family Of Imran
A.L.M.[47] There is no God but God, the living, self-subsisting: He hath sent down unto thee the book of the Koran with truth, c...

Women Revealed At Medina
O men, fear your Lord, who hath created you out of one man, and out of him created his wife, and from them two hath multiplied m...

The Table Revealed At Medina
O True believers, perform your contracts. Ye are allowed to eat the brute cattle,[83] other than what ye are commanded to abstai...

Introduction
Buddha is undoubtedly the most potent name as a religious teacher, in the whole of Asia. The propaganda of the Buddhistic faith pass...

The Birth
There was a descendant of the Ikshvaku family, an invincible Sakya monarch, pure in mind and of unspotted virtue, called therefo...

Bimbisara Raga Invites The Prince
The royal prince, departing from the court-master (i.e. the Purohita) and the great minister, Saddharma, keeping along the strea...

Bimbisara Raga Becomes A Disciple
And now those five men, Asvagit Vashpa, and the others, having heard that he (Kaundinya) "knew" the law, with humble mien and self-s...

Spiritual Power Fixing His Term Of Years
At this time the great men among the Likkhavis, hearing that the lord of the world had entered their country and was located in th...


Confucius Sayings

The Master Said, To Learn And Then Do, Is Not That A Pleasure When
1. The Master said, To learn and then do, is not that a pleasure? When friends come from afar do we not rejoice? To live unknown and...

The Master Said, He That Rules By Mind Is Like The North Star,
1. The Master said, He that rules by mind is like the north star, steady in his seat, whilst the stars all bend to him. 2. The Ma...

Of The Chi Having Eight Rows Of Dancers In His Courtyard,
1. Of the Chi having eight rows of dancers in his courtyard, Confucius said, If this is to be borne, what is not to be borne? ...

The Master Said, Love Makes A Spot Beautiful: Who Chooses Not To
1. The Master said, Love makes a spot beautiful: who chooses not to dwell in love, has he got wisdom? 2. The Master said, Loveles...

Of Kung-yeh Ch'ang The Master Said, A Girl Might Be Wedded To Him
1. Of Kung-yeh Ch'ang the Master said, A girl might be wedded to him. Though he has been in fetters that was not his crime. He ga...

The Master Said, Yung Might Fill The Seat Of A Prince
1. The Master said, Yung might fill the seat of a prince. And might Tzu-sang Po-tzu? asked Chung-kung. Yes, said the Master; bu...

The Master Said, A Teller And Not A Maker, One That Trusts And
1. The Master said, A teller and not a maker, one that trusts and loves the past; I might liken myself to our old P'eng. 2. The M...

The Master Said, T'ai-po May Be Said To Have Carried Nobility
1. The Master said, T'ai-po may be said to have carried nobility furthest. Thrice he refused all below heaven. Men were at a loss ho...

The Master Seldom Spake Of Gain, Or Love, Or The Bidding
1. The Master seldom spake of gain, or love, or the Bidding. 2. A man of the village of Ta-hsiang said, The great Confucius, with ...

Among His Own Country Folk Confucius Wore A Homely Look, Like One
1. Among his own country folk Confucius wore a homely look, like one that has no word to say. In the ancestral temple and at cour...

The Master Said, Savages! The Men That First Went Into Courtesy And
1. The Master said, Savages! the men that first went into courtesy and music! Gentlemen! those that went into them later! My use is ...

Yen Yuean Asked, What Is Love
1. Yen Yuean asked, What is love? The Master said, Love is to conquer self and turn to courtesy. If we could conquer self and tur...

Tzu-lu Asked How To Rule
1. Tzu-lu asked how to rule. The Master said, Go before; work hard. When asked to say more, he said, Never flag. 2. When he ...

Hsien Asked, What Is Shame
1. Hsien asked, What is shame? The Master said, To draw pay when the land keeps the Way and to draw pay when it has lost the Way,...

Ling, Duke Of Wei, Asked Confucius About The Line Of Battle
1. Ling, Duke of Wei, asked Confucius about the line of battle. Confucius answered. Of the ritual of dish and platter I have hear...

The Chi Was About To Make War On Chuan-yue
1. The Chi was about to make war on Chuan-yue. When Confucius saw Jan Yu and Chi-lu, they said to him, The Chi is going to deal w...

Yang Huo Wished To See Confucius Confucius Did Not Go To See
1. Yang Huo wished to see Confucius. Confucius did not go to see him. He sent Confucius a sucking pig. Confucius chose a time when h...

The Lord Of Wei Left, The Lord Of Chi Was Made A Slave,
1. The lord of Wei left, the lord of Chi was made a slave, Pi-kan spake out, and died. Confucius said, Three of the Yin had love....

Tzu-chang Said, The Knight That Stakes His Life When He Sees
1. Tzu-chang said, The knight that stakes his life when he sees danger, who in sight of gain thinks of right, and whose thoughts are...

Yao Said, Hail To Thee, Shun! The Count That Heaven Is Telling
1. Yao said, Hail to thee, Shun! The count that Heaven is telling falls on thee. Keep true hold of the centre. If there be stress or...


Buddha Gospel

Rejoice!
Rejoice at the glad tidings! The Buddha, our Lord, has found the root of all evil; he has shown us the way of salvation. ...

Samsara And Nirvana
Look about and contemplate life! Everything is transient and nothing endures. There is birth and...

Truth The Saviour
The things of the world and its inhabitants are subject to change. They are combinations of elements that existed before, and all l...

The Bodhisatta's Birth
There was in Kapliavatthu a Sakya king, strong of purpose and reverenced by all men, a descendant of the Okkakas, who call themselv...

The Ties Of Life
When Siddhattha had grown to youth, his father desired to see him married, and he sent to all his kinsfolk, commanding them to brin...

The Three Woes
The palace which the king had given to the prince was resplendent with all the luxuries of India; for the king was anxious to see h...

The Bodhisatta's Renunciation
It was night. The prince found no rest on his soft pillow; he arose and went out into the garden. "Alas!" he cried, "all the world ...

King Bimbisara
Siddhattha had cut his waving hair and had exchanged his royal robe for a mean dress of the color of the ground. Having sent home C...

The Bodhisatta's Search
Alara and Uddaka were renowned as teachers among the Brahmans, and there was no one in those days who surpassed them in learning an...

Uruvela The Place Of Mortification
The Bodhisatta went in search of a better system and came to a settlement of five bhikkhus in the jungle of Uruvela; and when the B...

Mara The Evil One
The Holy One directed his steps to that blessed Bodhi-tree beneath whose shade he was to accomplish his search. As ...

Enlightenment
The Bodhisatta, having put Mara to flight, gave himself up to meditation. All the miseries of the world, the evils produced by evil...

The First Converts
The Blessed One tarried in solitude seven times seven days, enjoying the bliss of emancipation. At that ...

Brahmas Request
The Blessed One having attained Buddhahood while resting under the shepherd's Nigrodha tree on the banks of the river Neranjara, pr...

Upaka
Now the Blessed One thought: "To whom shall I preach the doctrine first? My old teachers are dead. They would have received the goo...

The Sermon At Benares
On seeing their old teacher approach, the five bhikkhus agreed among themselves not to salute him, nor to address him as a master, ...

The Sangha
Having pointed out to the five bhikkhus the truth, the Buddha said: ...

Yasa The Youth Of Benares
At that time there was in Benares a noble youth, Yasa by name, the son of a wealthy merchant. Troubled in his mind about the sorrow...

Kassapa
At that time there lived in Uruvela the Jatilas, Brahman hermits with matted hair, worshipping the fire and keeping a fire-dragon; ...

The Sermon At Rajagaha
And the Blessed One having dwelt some time in Uruvela went forth to Rajagaha, accompanied by a great number of bhikkhus, many of wh...

The King's Gift
The king, having taken his refuge in the Buddha, invited the Tathagata to his palace, saying: "Will the Blessed One consent to take...

Sariputta And Moggallana
At that time Sariputta and Moggallana, two Brahmans and chiefs of the followers of Sanjaya, led a religious life. They had promised ...

Anathapindika
At this time there was Anathapindika, a man of unmeasured wealth, visiting Rajagaha. Being of a charitable disposition, he was call...

The Sermon On Charity
Anathapindika rejoiced at the words of the Blessed One and said: "I dwell at Savatthi, the capital of Kosala, a land rich in produc...

Jetavana
Anathapindika, the friend of the destitute and the supporter of orphans, having returned home, saw the garden of the heir-apparent,...

The Three Characteristics And The Uncreate
When the Buddha was staying at the Veluvana, the bamboo grove at Rajagaha, he addressed the brethren thus: ...

The Buddha's Father
The Buddha's name became famous over all India and Suddhodana, his father, sent word to him saying: "I am growing old and wish to s...

Yasodhara
On the next morning the Buddha took his bowl and set out to beg his food. ...

Rahula
Many people in Kapilavatthu believed in the Tathagata and took refuge in his doctrine, among them Nanda, Siddhattha's halfbrother, ...

Jivaka The Physician
Long before the Blessed One had attained enlightenment, self-mortification had been the custom among those who earnestly sought for...

The Buddha's Parents Attain Nirvana
When Suddhodana had grown old, he fell sick and sent for his son to come and see him once more before he died; and the Blessed One ca...

Women Admitted To The Sangha
Yasodhara had three times requested of the Buddha that she might be admitted to the Sangha, but her wish had not been granted. Now ...

The Bhikkhus' Conduct Toward Women
The bhikkhus came to the Blessed One and asked him: "O Tathagata, our Lord and Master, what conduct toward women do...

Visakha
Visakha, a wealthy woman in Savatthi who had many children and grandchildren, had given to the order the Pubbarama or Eastern Garde...

The Uposatha And Patimokkha
When Seniya Bimbisara, the king of Magadha, was advanced in years, he retired from the world and led a religious life. He observed ...

The Schism
While the Blessed One dwelt at Kosambi, a certain bhikkhu was accused of having committed an offence, and, as he refused to acknowl...

The Re-establishment Of Concord
Whilst the dispute between the parties was not yet settled, the Blessed One left Kosambi, and wandering from place to place he came...

The Bhikkhus Rebuked
And it happened that the Blessed One walked up and down in the open air unshod. ...

Devadatta
When Devadatta, the son of Suprabuddha and a brother of Yasodhara, became a disciple, he cherished the hope of attaining the same d...

Name And Form
On one occasion the Blessed One entered the assembly hall and the brethren hushed their conversation. ...

The Goal
And the Blessed One thus addressed the bhikkhus: "It is through not understanding the four noble truths, O bhik...

Miracles Forbidden
Jotikkha, the son of Subhadda, was a householder living in Rajagaha. Having received a precious bowl of sandalwood decorated with j...

The Vanity Of Worldliness
There was a poet who had acquired the spotless eye of truth, and he believed in the Buddha, whose doctrine gave him peace of mind a...

Secrecy And Publicity
The Buddha said: "Three things, O disciples, are characterized by secrecy: love affairs, priestly wisdom, and all aberrations from ...

The Annihilation Of Suffering
And the Buddha said: "What, my friends, is evil? "Killing is evil; stealing is evil; yielding to sexual passion ...

Avoiding The Ten Evils
The Buddha said: "All acts of living creatures become bad by ten things, and by avoiding the ten things they become good. There are...

The Preacher's Mission
And the Blessed One said to his disciples: "When I have passed away and can no longer address you and edif...

The Dhammapada
This is the Dhammapada, the path of religion pursued by those who are followers of the Buddha: ...

The Two Brahmans
At one time when the Blessed One was journeying through Kosala he came to the Brahman village which is called Manasakata. There he ...

Guard The Six Quarters
While the Blessed One was staying at the bamboo grove near Rajagaha, he once met on his way Sigala, a householder, who, clasping hi...

Simha's Question Concerning Annihilation
At that time many distinguished citizens were sitting together assembled in the town-hall and spoke in many ways in praise of the B...

All Existence Is Spiritual
And there was an officer among the retinue of Simha who had heard of the discourses of the Blessed One, and there was some doubt le...

Identity And Non-identity
Kutadanta, the head of the Brahmans in the village of Danamati having approached the Blessed One respectfully, greeted him and said...

The Buddha Omnipresent
And the Blessed One thus addressed the brethren: "Those only who do not believe, call me Gotama, but you call me...

One Essence One Law One Aim
And the Tathagata addressed the venerable Kassapa, to dispel the uncertainty and doubt of his mind, and he said: ...

The Lesson Given To Rahula
Before Rahula, the son of Gotama Siddhattha and Yasodhara, attained to the enlightenment of true wisdom, his conduct was not always...

The Sermon On Abuse
And the Blessed One observed the ways of society and noticed how much misery came from malignity and foolish offences done only to ...

The Buddha Replies To The Deva
On a certain day when the Blessed One dwelt at Jetavana, the garden of Anathapindika, a celestial deva came to him in the shape of ...

Words Of Instruction
The bhikkhus came to the Blessed One, and having saluted him with clasped hands they said: ...

Amitabha
One of the disciples came to the Blessed One with a trembling heart and his mind full of doubt. And he asked the Blessed One: "O Bu...

The Teacher Unknown
And the Blessed One said to Ananda: "There are various kinds of assemblies, O Ananda; assemblies of...

Parables
And the Blessed One thought: "I have taught the truth which is excellent in the beginning, excellent in the middle, and excellent i...

The Widow's Two Mites And The Parable Of The Three Merchants
There was once a lone widow who was very destitute, and having gone to the mountain she beheld hermits holding a religious assembly...

The Man Born Blind
There was a man born blind, and he said: "I do not believe in the world of light and appearance. There are no colors, bright or som...

The Lost Son
There was a householder's son who went away into a distant country, and while the father accumulated immeasurable riches, the son b...

The Giddy Fish
There was a bhikkhu who had great difficulty in keeping his senses and passions under control; so, resolving to leave the Order, he...

The Cruel Crane Outwitted
A tailor who used to make robes for the brotherhood was wont to cheat his customers, and thus prided himself on being smarter than ...

Four Kinds Of Merit
There was a rich man who used to invite all the Brahmans of the neighborhood to his house, and, giving them rich gifts, offered gre...

The Light Of The World
There was a certain Brahman in Kosambi, a wrangler and well versed in the Vedas. As he found no one whom he regarded his equal in d...

Luxurious Living
While the Buddha was preaching his doctrine for the conversion of the world in the neighborhood of Savatthi, a man of great wealth ...

The Communication Of Bliss
Annabhara, the slave of Sumana, having just cut the grass on the meadow, saw a samana with his bowl begging for food. Throwing down...

The Listless Fool
There was a rich Brahman, well advanced in years, who, unmindful of the impermanence of earthly things and anticipating a long life...

Rescue In The Desert
There was a disciple of the Blessed One, full of energy and zeal for the truth, who, living under a vow to complete a meditation in...

The Sower
Bharadvaja, a wealthy Brahman farmer, was celebrating his harvest-thanksgiving when the Blessed One came with his alms-bowl, beggin...

The Outcast
When Bhagavat dwelt at Savatthi in the Jetavana, he went out with his alms-bowl to beg for food and approached the house of a Brahm...

The Woman At The Well
Ananda, the favorite disciple of the Buddha, having been sent by the Lord on a mission, passed by a well near a village, and seeing...

The Peacemaker
It is reported that two kingdoms were on the verge of war for the possession of a certain embankment which was disputed by them. ...

The Hungry Dog
There was a great king who oppressed his people and was hated by his subjects; yet when the Tathagata came into his kingdom, the lu...

The Despot
King Brahmadatta happened to see a beautiful woman, the wife of a Brahman merchant, and, conceiving a passion for her ordered a pre...

Vasavadatta
There was a courtesan in Mathura named Vasavadatta. She happened to see Upagutta, one of Buddha's disciples, a tall and beautiful y...

The Marriage-feast In Jambunada
There was a man in Jambunada who was to be married the next day, and he thought, "Would that the Buddha, the Blessed One, might be ...

A Party In Search Of A Thief
Having sent out his disciples, the Blessed One himself wandered from place to place until he reached Uruvela. ...

In The Realm Of Yamaraja
There was a Brahman, a religious man and fond in his affections but without deep wisdom. He had a son of great promise, who, when s...

The Mustard Seed
There was a rich man who found his gold suddenly transformed into ashes; and he took to his bed and refused all food. A friend, hea...

Following The Master Over The Stream
South of Savatthi is a great river, on the banks of which lay a hamlet of five hundred houses. Thinking of the salvation of the peopl...

The Sick Bhikkhu
An old bhikkhu of a surly disposition was afflicted with a loathsome disease the sight and smell of which was so nauseating that no...

The Patient Elephant
While the Blessed One was residing in the Jetavana, there was a householder living in Savatthi known to all his neighbors as patien...

The Conditions Of Welfare
When the Blessed One was residing on the mount called Vulture's Peak, near Rajagaha, Ajatasattu the king of Magadha, who reigned in...

Sariputta's Faith
The Blessed One proceeded with a great company of the brethren to Nalanda; and there he stayed in a mango grove. ...

Pataliputta
When the Blessed One had stayed as long as convenient at Nalanda, he went to Pataliputta, the frontier town of Magadha; and when th...

The Mirror Of Truth
The Blessed One proceeded to the village Nadika with a great company of brethren and there he stayed at the Brick Hall. And the ven...

Ambapali
Then the Blessed One proceeded with a great number of brethren to Vesali, and he stayed at the grove of the courtesan Ambapali. And ...

The Buddha's Farewell Address
When the Blessed One had remained as long as he wished at Ambapali's grove, he went to Beluva, near Vesali. There the Blessed One a...

The Buddha Announces His Death
Said the Tathagata to Ananda: "In former years, Ananda, Mara, the Evil One, approached the holy Buddha three times to tempt him. ...

Chunda The Smith
And the Blessed One went to Pava. When Chunda, the worker in metals, heard that the Blessed One h...

Metteyya
The Blessed One proceeded with a great company of the brethren to the sala grove of the Mallas, the Upavattana of Kusinara on the f...

The Buddha's Final Entering Into Nirvana
Then the Mallas, with their young men and maidens and their wives, being grieved, and sad, and afflicted at heart, went to the Upav...

The Three Personalities Of The Buddha
When the Blessed One had passed away into Nirvana, the disciples came together and consulted what to do in order to keep the Dharma...

The Purpose Of Being
Eternal verities dominate the formation of worlds and constitute the cosmic order of natural laws. But when, through the conflictin...

The Praise Of All The Buddhas
All the Buddhas are wonderful and glorious. There is not their equal upon earth. They reveal to us the path of life. ...

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