BWV 013: Four Things to Cultivate

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Sn 1.10 Ālavakasuttaṁ
Four Things to Cultivate

The yakkha Ālavaka asked the Buddha various questions on the spiritual life, and this verse is part of the answer.

45. Yassete caturo dhammā saddhassa gharam-esino:
Saccaṁ dhammo dhiti cāgo, sa ve pecca na socati.

That faithful layman with four things:
Truth, wisdom, courage, charity,
Having passed away does not grieve.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses


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