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Kusala
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Lord & Servant

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In Praise of Arduous Deeds  

113 Fatigue, loss of the joy of solitude,
the company of fools, the press of the crowd
and the pairs of opposites: all these discomforts
you endure as if they were blessings.[29]

114 With mind detached, you quietly work
for the welfare of the world.
How awesome is the Buddha-nature of the Buddha![30]

115 You ate poor food, sometimes you went hungry.
You walked rough paths and slept on the ground
trampled hard by the hooves of cattle.[31]

116 Though you are the Master, in order to serve others
you endured insults and adapted your clothes and words,
out of love for those whom you taught.

117 You are the Lord, but you never lord it over others.
All may use you as a servant to obtain the help they need.

118 No matter who provoked you,
where or how, never did you transgress
your own path of fair conduct.

119 You help those who wish you ill
more than most men
help those who wish them well.

120 To an enemy intent on evil
you are a friend intent on good.
To one who gleefully seeks faults
you respond by seeking virtues.

121 Those who sought to give you poison and fire
you approached with compassion and nectar.

122 You conquered revilers with patience,
the malicious with blessings,
slanderers with truth and the cruel with kindness.

123 You reversed in an instant
the manifold natures and evil destinies
of those depraved from beginningless time.


https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... el360.html
"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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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "
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JamesTheGiant
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Re: Lord & Servant

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126
Delighted with the flavor of your teaching,
many wise ones left their beds of gold
to sleep on beds of straw.


Thankyou Kusala for introducing us to this poet, I had not heard of them before. :namaste:
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Re: Lord & Servant

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When people delight what gone through Jesus-ed filter and those heros of wrong view, how does yours except to ever delight in the Dhamma of the Noble Ones, relaying on merely "facebook-quotes" picked out for unification?

Drunken in youth, health and life, afte "sex", the fools return to the lower life, perceiving it as gold.
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Johann wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:04 am When people delight what gone through Jesus-ed filter and those heros of wrong view, how does yours except to ever delight in the Dhamma of the Noble Ones, relaying on merely "facebook-quotes" picked out for unification?

Drunken in youth, health and life, afte "sex", the fools return to the lower life, perceiving it as gold.
Namaste venerable monk i want to ask what is your theravada tradition? Thank you :namaste:
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Johann wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:04 am When people delight what gone through Jesus-ed filter and those heros of wrong view, how does yours except to ever delight in the Dhamma of the Noble Ones, relaying on merely "facebook-quotes" picked out for unification?

Drunken in youth, health and life, afte "sex", the fools return to the lower life, perceiving it as gold.
The truth is above everything else
money is worthless toilet paper • the tongue has no bone (a person might say one thing but it cannot be further from the truth) • you cannot teach a goat math as in you cannot teach the dhamma to a dumb person
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