Monday, November 26, 2007

The Dhammapada

But that is not a safe refuge, that is not the best refuge;
A man is not delivered from all pains after having gone to that refuge.
He who takes refuge with Buddha, the Law, and the Church;
He who, with clear understanding, sees the four holy truths:
These four holy truths are:
The origin of suffering,
The destruction suffering,
The eightfold holy way that leads to the quieting of suffering
That is the safe refuge, that is the best refuge; having gone to that refuge
A man is delivered from all suffering.

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