Buddha - The Dhammapada - Yamaka-vaggo
Type of Spiritual Experience
The following English translations are from Müller (1881). The Pali text is from the Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project (SLTP) edition.
A description of the experience
Ch. I. Twin Verses (Yamaka-vaggo)
|1.||All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.||Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā manoseṭṭhā manomayā
Manasā ce paduṭṭhena bhāsati vā karoti vā
Tato naṃ dukkhamanveti cakkaṃ'va vahato padaṃ.
|2.||All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.||Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā manoseṭṭhā manomayā
Manasā ce pasannena bhāsati vā karoti vā
Tato naṃ sukhamanveti chāyā'va anapāyinī.
|5.||For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is an eternal rule.||Na hi verena verāni sammantīdha kudācanaṃ
Averena ca sammanti esa dhammo sanantano.