The Dhammapada is one of the best known and best loved Buddhist texts, a sequence of verses traditionally said to have been spoken by the Buddha himself to help people on the path to liberation. In her version for Penguin Classics, Valerie J Roebuck seeks to translate the Pali into modern English verse that will keep the beauty and clarity of the original.

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What No-one Else Can Do…

Posted on: January 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Whatever an enemy can do to an enemy,

Or a rival to a rival,

A wrongly directed mind

Will do worse to you than that.

What mother or father cannot do,

Or any other kin,

A rightly directed mind

Will do better for you than that.

Dhammapada 42-3