A different kind of warrior

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Kusala
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A different kind of warrior

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"...Unto this came I, and unto this all nights and days
have led me; for I will not have that crown
which may be mine: I lay aside those realms
which wait the gleaming of my naked sword
my chariot shall not roll with bloody wheels
from victory to victory, till earth
wears the red record of my name.

I choose to tread its paths with patient, stainless feet,
making its dust my bed, its loneliest wastes
my dwelling, and its meanest things my mates:
clad in no prouder garb than outcasts wear,
Fed with no meats save what the charitable
Give of their will, sheltered by no more pomp
Than the dim cave lends or the jungle-bush,
This will I do because the woful cry
Of life and all flesh living cometh up
Into my ears, and all my soul is full
Of pity for the sickness of this world;
Which I will heal, if healing may be found
By uttermost renouncing and strong strife..."


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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "
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Re: A different kind of warrior

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The page does not actually say what this is a translation of. It says it's Arnold's famous Light of Asia, but not what it is.

Is it Tipitika? If so, what book and sutta?
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Re: A different kind of warrior

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The Light of Asia is an epic poem by Sir Edward Arnold from 1892 telling the story of the Buddha. It has no connection with the Tipiṭaka and is not a translation of anything.
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