Dhammapada

Yamakavagga ⧸ Gāthā 2

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā manoseṭṭhā manomayā
Manasā ce pasannena bhāsati karoti
Tato naṃ sukhaṃ anveti chāyā va anapāyinī

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The Twin-Verses ⧸ Verse 2

Phenomena are preceded by the heart,
ruled by the heart,
made of the heart.
If you speak or act
with a calm, bright heart,
then happiness follows you,
like a shadow
that never leaves.
English translation © 1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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