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Dhammapada

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We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind
And trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind
And happiness will follow you
As your shadow, unshakable.

‘Look how he abused me and beat me,
How he threw me down and robbed me.’
Live with such thoughts and you live in hate.
‘Look how he abused me and beat me,
How he threw me down and robbed me.’
Abandon such thoughts, and live in love.

In this world
Hate never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.

You too shall pass away.
Knowing this how can you quarrel?
How easily the wind overturns a frail tree.
Seek happiness in the senses,
Indulge in food and sleep,
And you too will be uprooted.

The wind cannot overturn a mountain.
Temptation cannot touch the man.
Who is awake, strong and humble.
Who masters himself and minds the law.

Buddha