The Dhammapada (The Path of Truth) translated by Ananda Maitreya

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Mind is the forerunner of all actions.
All deeds are led by mind, created by mind.
If one speaks or acts with a corrupt mind,
Suffering followers,
As the wheel follows the hoof of an ox pulling a cart.

Mind is the forerunner of all actions.
All deeds are led by mind, created by mind.
If one speaks or acts with a serene mind,
Happiness follows,
As surely as one’s shadow.

“He abused me, mistreated me, defeated me, robbed me.”
Harboring such thoughts keeps hatred alive.
“He abused me, mistreated me, defeated me, robbed me.”
Releasing such thoughts banishes hatred for all time.

Animosity does not eradicate animosity.
Only by loving kindness is animosity dissolved.
This law is ancient and eternal.

There are those who are aware that they are always facing death.
Knowing this, they put aside all quarrels.
 

Happiness
Truly we dwell in happiness.
Others hate, but we do not.
Surrounded by those who hate
We live free from hatred.

Truly we dwell in happiness.
Others are sick, but we are not.
Surrounded by sick people
We live free from sickness.

Truly we dwell in happiness,
Free from struggles, while others struggle.
Surrounded by struggling people
We live free from conflict.

Truly we dwell in happiness,
Having no obstacles at all.
We shall feed on joy
Like radiant gods.

Victory produces hostility,
For the defeated ones live in grief.
Releasing both victory and defeat,
The tranquil minds dwell in happiness.

 

 

 

Here's an on-line translation; The Dhammapada: The Buddha's Path of Wisdom, Translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita