Dhammapada

Panditavagga ⧸ The Wise Man

  1. Nidhinaṃ va pavattāraṃ yaṃ passe vajjadassinaRegard him as one who
  2. Ovadeyyanusāseyya asabbhā ca nivārayLet him admonish, instruct,
  3. Na bhaje pāpake mitte na bhaje purisādhamDont associate with bad friends.
  4. Dhammapīti sukhaṃ seti vippasannena tejasDrinking the Dhamma,
  5. Udakaṃ hi nayanti nettikā usukārā namayanti tejanaIrrigators guide the water.
  6. Selo yathā ekaghano vātena na samīratAs a single slab of rock
  7. Yathāpi rahado gambhīro vippasanno anāvilLike a deep lake,
  8. Sabbattha ve sappurisā cajanti na kāmakāmā lapayanti santEverywhere, truly,
  9. Na attahetu na parassa hetOne who wouldnt —
  10. Appakā te manussesu ye janā pāragāminFew are the people
  11. Ye ca kho sammadakkhāte dhamme dhammānuvattinBut those who practice Dhamma
  12. Kaṇhaṃ dhammaṃ vippahāya sukkaṃ bhāvetha paṇḍitForsaking dark practices,
  13. Tatrābhiratimiccheyya hitvā kāme akiñcanThere he should wish for delight,
  14. Yesaṃ sambodhiaṅgesu sammā cittaṃ subhāvitaWhose minds are well-developed

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