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Excerpt From The Dhammapada

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    Wakefulness is the way to life. The fool sleeps As if he were already dead, But the master is awake And he lives forever. He watches. He is clear. How happy he
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 24, 2012
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      Wakefulness is the way to life.
      The fool sleeps
      As if he were already dead,
      But the master is awake
      And he lives forever.
      He watches.
      He is clear.
      How happy he is!
      For he sees that wakefulness is life.
      How happy he is,
      Following the path of the awakened.
      With great perseverance
      He meditates, seeking
      Freedom and happiness.
      So awake, reflect, watch.
      Work with care and attention.
      Live in the way
      And the light will grow in you.
      By watching and working
      The master makes for himself an island
      Which the flood cannot overwhelm.
      The fool is careless.
      But the master guards his watching.
      It is his most precious treasure.
      He never gives in to desire.
      He meditates.
      And in the strength of his resolve
      He discovers true happiness.
      He overcomes desire -
      And from the tower of his wisdom
      He looks down with dispassion
      Upon the sorrowing crowd.
      From the mountain top
      He looks down at those
      Who live close to the ground.
      Mindful among the mindless,
      Awake while others dream,
      Swift as the race horse
      He outstrips the field.
      By watching

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    • ddaccounting@sbcglobal.net
      thank you... deeply. Patricia Valle ... From: medit8ionsociety Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Excerpt From The Dhammapada
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 25, 2012
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        thank you... deeply.

        Patricia Valle

        --- On Fri, 8/24/12, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        From: medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
        Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Excerpt From The Dhammapada
        To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Friday, August 24, 2012, 10:15 PM

         

        Wakefulness is the way to life.
        The fool sleeps
        As if he were already dead,
        But the master is awake
        And he lives forever.
        He watches.
        He is clear.
        How happy he is!
        For he sees that wakefulness is life.
        How happy he is,
        Following the path of the awakened.
        With great perseverance
        He meditates, seeking
        Freedom and happiness.
        So awake, reflect, watch.
        Work with care and attention.
        Live in the way
        And the light will grow in you.
        By watching and working
        The master makes for himself an island
        Which the flood cannot overwhelm.
        The fool is careless.
        But the master guards his watching.
        It is his most precious treasure.
        He never gives in to desire.
        He meditates.
        And in the strength of his resolve
        He discovers true happiness.
        He overcomes desire -
        And from the tower of his wisdom
        He looks down with dispassion
        Upon the sorrowing crowd.
        From the mountain top
        He looks down at those
        Who live close to the ground.
        Mindful among the mindless,
        Awake while others dream,
        Swift as the race horse
        He outstrips the field.
        By watching

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        copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically
        authorized by the copyright owners. I believe that
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        constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material
        (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law).
        If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes
        of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain
        permission from the copyright owner.

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