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Dhammapada

Dhp 1 Yamaka Vagga: Pairs (1-20)

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā,manoseṭṭhā manomayā;Manasā ce paduṭṭhena,bhāsati vā karoti vā;Tato naṃ dukkhamanveti,cakkaṃva vahato padaṃ. 1. All actions in this life are preceded by mind. Mind is their chief. They are made by mind. If one speaks or acts with an impure mind, suffering follows one like the wagon wheel that follows the foot of the ox. Manopubbaṅgamā […]

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Dhp 3 Citta Vagga: The Mind (33-43)

Phandanaṃ capalaṃ cittaṃ,dūrakkhaṃ dunnivārayaṃ;Ujuṃ karoti medhāvī,usukārova tejanaṃ. 33. The mind is so fickle and agitated. It is very difficult to protect and very challenging to guard from evil. The wise person straightens his mind as an arrow maker straightens an arrow shaft. Vārijova thale khitto,okamo­kata­ub­bhato;Pari­phanda­ti­daṃ cittaṃ,māradheyyaṃ pahātave. 34. Like a fish that is pulled out […]

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Itv 20 Paduṭṭhapuggala Sutta: A Corrupt Person

Having a corrupt mind can lead one to the plane of misery after death.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “In this world, monks, I would read with my mind a certain person’s corrupt mind and conclude thus: If this person were to die at this time, he would definitely be born in […]

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Itv 21 Pasannacitta Sutta: The Confident Mind

Having a pleasant mind at the time of death will lead one to be born in a heavenly world.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “In this world, monks, I would read with my mind a certain person’s pleased mind and conclude thus: If this person were to die at this time, he would definitely be born in […]

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Itv 78 Dhātu Saṁsandana Sutta: Coming Together

The Buddha explains how those with similar mind states come together.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, it is according to their mind states that beings come together and associate with one another. Beings with low mind states come together and associate with beings having low mind states. Beings […]

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Vv 5.5 Dvārapālaka Sutta: Doorkeeper’s Mansion

A deva explains the importance of speaking good words and living with a clean mind.

Moggallana Bhante: Dear Devata, your mansion is way up in the sky and spreads over one hundred and twenty kilometers. Pillars of beryl and other gemstones, and seven hundred pinnacled buildings are in your estate. It is very beautiful. Inside the mansion, you drink and eat and enjoy the sweetness of heavenly food. Guitars play […]

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