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Dhammapada
16 Piya Vagga
The Dear (209-220)

Ayoge yuñjamattānaṃ,
yogasmiñca ayojayaṃ;
Atthaṃ hitvā piyaggāhī,
pihetat­tānu­yogi­naṃ.

209. Some people practice what they should not; they do not practice the greatest thing, the Dhamma. Clinging to what is dear, they abandon what is beneficial, but later they envy those who have succeeded in Dhamma practice.

Mā piyehi samāgañchi,
appiyehi kudācanaṃ;
Piyānaṃ adassanaṃ dukkhaṃ,
appiyānañca dassanaṃ.

210. Do not get too attached, even to your loved ones. Have no fellowship with disagreeable people. Not seeing your loved ones is suffering; seeing the disagreeable is also suffering.

Tasmā piyaṃ na kayirātha,
piyāpāyo hi pāpako;
Ganthā tesaṃ na vijjanti,
yesaṃ natthi piyāppiyaṃ.

211. Therefore, hold nothing dear, for separation from all that is dear is painful. There are no bonds for those who have nothing agreeable or disagreeable.

Piyato jāyatī soko,
piyato jāyatī bhayaṃ;
Piyato vippamuttassa,
natthi soko kuto bhayaṃ.

212. Longing gives rise to sorrow; longing gives rise to fear. For someone released from longing, there is no sorrow; so, from what would fear arise?

Pemato jāyatī soko,
pemato jāyatī bhayaṃ;
Pemato vippamuttassa,
natthi soko kuto bhayaṃ.

213. Affection gives rise to sorrow; affection gives rise to fear. For someone released from affection, there is no sorrow; so, from what would fear arise?

Ratiyā jāyatī soko,
ratiyā jāyatī bhayaṃ;
Ratiyā vippamuttassa,
natthi soko kuto bhayaṃ.

214. Desire gives rise to sorrow; desire gives rise to fear. For someone released from desire, there is no sorrow; so, from what would fear arise?

Kāmato jāyatī soko,
kāmato jāyatī bhayaṃ;
Kāmato vippamuttassa,
natthi soko kuto bhayaṃ.

215. Sense desire gives rise to sorrow; sense desire gives rise to fear. For someone released from sense desire, there is no sorrow; so, from what would fear arise?

Taṇhāya jāyatī soko,
taṇhāya jāyatī bhayaṃ;
Taṇhāya vippamuttassa,
natthi soko kuto bhayaṃ.

216. Craving gives rise to sorrow; craving gives rise to fear. For someone released from craving, there is no sorrow; so, from what would fear arise?

Sīla­das­sa­nasam­pannaṃ,
dhammaṭṭhaṃ saccavedinaṃ;
Attano kamma kubbānaṃ,
taṃ jano kurute piyaṃ.

217. If someone is virtuous, has insight into the Four Noble Truths, is established in the Dhamma, is truthful, and is endowed with righteous living—people hold that person dear.

Chandajāto anakkhāte,
Manasā ca phuṭo siyā;
Kāmesu ca appaṭi­baddha­citto,
Uddhaṃsototi vuccati.

218. The person who aspires to Nibbāna, though he does not reveal his goal to anyone, experiences Nibbāna in his mind. He is not bound by sense pleasures. Such a person is called “one bound up stream.”

Cirappavāsiṃ purisaṃ,
dūrato sotthimāgataṃ;
Ñātimittā suhajjā ca,
abhinandanti āgataṃ.
Tatheva katapuññampi,
asmā lokā paraṃ gataṃ;
Puññāni paṭigaṇhanti,
piyaṃ ñātīva āgataṃ.

219-220. Relatives, friends, and companions welcome a long-absent person returning from abroad. Like wise in passing from this world to the next, the merit one has collected welcomes him.

Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu!

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Dhammapada 16 Piya Vagga: The Dear (209-220)

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