BWV 016: The Priority of Truth

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

right click to download

Jā 537 Mahāsutasomajātakaṁ
The Priority of Truth

The Bodhisatta’s teaching to the man-eating King, which eventually persuades him to give up his evil habit.

53. Dhanaṁ caje yo pana aṅgahetu,
Aṅgaṁ caje jīvitaṁ rakkhamāno;
Aṅgaṁ dhanaṁ jīvitañ-cāpi sabbaṁ,
Caje naro Dhammam-anussaranto.

He who would give up wealth for limbs,
Would give up his limbs for his life;
But a man who guards the Dhamma,
Will give up limbs, wealth, life and all.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses

 




Possibly Related Posts:


1 comment to BWV 016: The Priority of Truth

  • Visakha Kawasaki

    This is the Jataka we hope will be made into an animated movie — addiction is always an important subject and the compassion and patience required to help a friend overcome it! Lots of drama, lots of Dhamma. Hope this movie gets made!!

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>