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THE WORLD

  T I T L E (1) :

Do not follow mean things.
Do not live in heedlessness.
Do not embrace false views,
Do not be a 'world-upholder'.

  T I T L E (2) :

Arise! Be not negligent!
Lead a righteous life.
For one who lives a righteous life
Dwells in peace here and hereafter.

  T I T L E (3) :

By Dharma should one lead one's life
And not embrace corrupted means.
For one who lives a Dharma life
Dwells in peace here and hereafter.

  T I T L E (4) :

Whoso would look upon the world
Just as one would see a bubble,
And as one would view a mirage-
Him the King of Death finds not.

  T I T L E (5) :

Come you all and behold this world
Like an ornamented royal chariot,
Wherein the fools are deeply sunk.
But for those who know there is no bond.

  T I T L E (6) :

Whoso was previously negligent
But afterwards practises vigilance-
He illumines the world here and now
Like the moon emerging from the cloud.

  T I T L E (7) :

Who by his wholesome deeds
Removes the evil done-
He illumines the workd here and now
Like the moon emerging from the cloud.

  T I T L E (8) :

Blind is this world,
Few are they who clearly see.
As the birds escaping from a net,
Few are they who go to heaven.

  T I T L E (9) :

Swans fly on the path of the sun,
Magicians pass through the air.
The wise go forth out of the world,
Having conquered Mara with all his troop.

  T I T L E (10) :

By him who breaks the fourth precept,
Who at all time speaks untruth,
Who regards not the world beyond,
There is no evil that cannot be done.

  T I T L E (11) :

Verily, the misers go not to celestial realms.
Fools do not indeed praise liberality.
The wise, however, rejoice in giving
And thereby become happy hereafter.

  T I T L E (12) :

Than sole sovereignty over the earth,
Than going to celestial worlds,
Than lordship over all the worlds,
Better is the fruit of a Stream-Winner.

 





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