Dhammapada

Lokavagga ⧸ The World

  1. Hīnaṃ dhammaṃ na seveyya pamādena na saṃvasDont associate with lowly qualities.
  2. Uttiṭṭhe nappamajjeyya dhammaṃ sucaritaṃ carGet up! Dont be heedless.
  3. Dhammaṃ care sucaritaṃ na naṃ duccaritaṃ carLive the Dhamma well.
  4. Yathā bubbulakaṃ passe yathā passe marīcikaSee it as a bubble,
  5. Etha passathiraṃ lokaṃ cittaṃ rājarathūpamaCome look at this world
  6. Yo ca pubbe pamajjitvā pacchā so nappamajjatWho once was heedless,
  7. Yassa pāsaṃ kataṃ kammaṃ kusalena pithīyatHis evil-done deed
  8. Andhabhūto ayaṃ loko tanukettha vipassatBlinded this world —
  9. Haṃsādiccapathe yanti ākāse yanti iddhiySwans fly the path of the sun;
  10. Ekaṃ dhammaṃ atītassa musāvādissa jantūnThe person who tells a lie,
  11. Na ve kadariyā devalokaṃ vajanti bālā have nappasaṃsanti dānaṃ \No misers go
  12. Pathavyā ekarajjena saggassa gamanena vSole dominion over the earth,

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