BWV 040: More than Gentle Persuasion is Sometimes Necessary

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Jā 426 Dīpijātakaṁ
More than Gentle Persuasion is Sometimes Necessary

A goat tries with kind words to persuade a panther not to attack and eat her; the panther however didn’t listen and got his prey.

86. Neva duṭṭhe nayo atthi na dhammo na subhāsitaṁ,
Nikkamaṁ duṭṭhe yuñjetha, so ca sabbhi na rañjati.

There is no reason or truth or well-spoken words in the wicked,
Endure the wicked, but in them the virtuous will take no delight.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses


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