BWV 042: The Necessity for Effort

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 539 Mahājanakajātakaṁ
The Necessity for Effort

The Bodhisatta is nearly lost at sea, but through his courageous and determined effort makes it to land again. Later he reflects on his success.

89. Acintitam-pi bhavati, cintitam-pi vinassati,
Na hi cintāmayā bhogā itthiyā purisassa vā.

Sometimes the unthought of occurs,
And what is well thought-out will fail,
Happiness does not come through thought.

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>