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Friday, April 15, 2005
Not-Quite-Daily Dhamma: Verses for Reflection

"One who conquers himself is greater than one who
conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the
battlefield. Be victorious over yourself, and not over
others. When you have gained victory over yourself,
not even the gods can turn it into defeat."

--Dhammapada 102-104 (8:4-5)

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"One who stops rising anger as one would stop an
out-of-control chariot, that one deserves to be called
a charioteer; others merely hold the reins."

--Dhammapada 222 (17:2)

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"Forbearing patience is the highest form of self-discipline."

--Dhammapada 184 (14:6)

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"When a house is burning, the fire is put out with water.
So it is with a man of wisdom. Skillful, learned, and self-
reliant, he extinguishes sorrow as soon as it arises."

--Salla Sutta (Sn 591)

Posted by mettajon at 6:38 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, April 15, 2005 10:06 PM CDT
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