BWV 067: Reconciliation and Responsibility

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 312 Kassapamandiyajātakaṁ
Reconciliation and Responsibility

A father and a younger brother argue along the road, and the Bodhisatta reproves them with these words.

143. Sace pi santo vivadanti, khippaṁ sandhīyare puna,
Bālā pattā va bhijjanti, na te samatham-ajjhagū,
144. Ete bhiyyo samāyanti sandhi tesaṁ na jīrati.

If good people quarrel, they should
Quickly join together again,
Making a strong, undecaying bond,
Only fools, like broken bowls,
Do not come to a settlement.

Yo cādhipannaṁ jānāti, yo ca jānāti desanaṁ,
145. Eso hi uttaritaro bhāravaho dhurandharo,
Yo paresādhipannānaṁ sayaṁ sandhātum-arahati.

He who understands the problem,
He who understands the teaching,
Is a brother who bears his duties,
He is surely worthy to be
A conciliator of others.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses

 




Possibly Related Posts:


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>