Dhp 354 From… Taṇhā Vagga: Craving

The gift of Dhamma surpasses all gifts.
The taste of Dhamma surpasses all taste.
The delight in Dhamma surpasses all delights.
The destruction of cravings conquers all suffering.


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Dhp 177 From… Loka Vagga: The World

Truly, misers never go to heaven.
Fools, indeed, never praise generosity.
But the wise rejoice in generosity,
and so find happiness hereafter.


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Dhp 21–22 From… Appamādavagga: Heedfulness

21. Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless. Heedlessness is the path to death. The heedful die not. The heedless are as if dead already.

22. Clearly understanding this excellence of heedfulness, the wise exult therein and enjoy the resort of the Noble Ones.



The Deathless (amata) is a synonymy for nibbāna.

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Dhp 129 From… Dandavagga: Violence

All tremble at violence;
all fear death.
Putting oneself in the place of another,
one should not kill nor cause another to kill.


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Dhp 287 From… Maggavagga

As a great flood carries away a sleeping village,
so death seizes and carries away
the man with a clinging mind,
doting on his children and cattle.


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Dhp 41 From… Cittavaggo: The Chapter about the Mind

Before long has passed by, alas,
this body will lie on the ground,
rejected, without consciousness,
just like a useless piece of wood.



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Dhp 368 From… Bhikkhuvagga

The monk who abides in universal love and is deeply devoted to the Teaching of the Buddha attains the peace of Nibbana, the bliss of the cessation of all conditioned things.


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Dhp 26 From… Brāhmaṇa Vagga: The True Brahmin—Revering the Teacher

392. Just as a brahmin worships a fire ritual, so does the grateful person respectfully worship his teacher from whom he learnt the Dhamma that was taught by the fully enlightened Buddha.


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