BWV 009: Four Things not to be Done

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DN 31 Sigālasuttaṁ
Four Things not to be Done

The teaching to Sigāla on what increases and decreases fame and good fortune.

24. Chandā dosā bhayā mohā, yo Dhammaṁ ativattati,
Nihīyati tassa yaso, kāḷapakkhe va candimā.

He who trangresses the Dhamma:
Through desire, hate, fear, delusion,
His fame will surely diminish,
Like the moon in the dark fortnight.

25. Chandā dosā bhayā mohā, yo Dhammaṁ nātivattati,
Āpūrati tassa yaso, sukkapakkhe va candimā.

He who doesn’t trangress the Dhamma:
Through desire, hate, fear, delusion,
His renown will surely increase,
Like the moon in the bright fortnight.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses

 




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