XIII.LOKAVAGGA. THE WORLD
168. Be not heedless in standing (at doors for alms); observe scrupulously (this) practice; he who observes this practice lives happily both in this world and the next.
169. Observe scrupulously (this) practice; do not observe it unscrupulously; he who observes this practice lives happily both in this world and the next.
170. Just as one would view a bubble, just as one would view a mirage; if a person thus looks upon the world, the King of Death sees him not.
171. Come, behold this world, like an ornamented royal chariot, wherein fools flounder, but for the wise there is no attachment.
172. Whoever was heedless before and afterwards is not, such a one illumines this world like the moon freed from clouds.
173. Whoever, by good deed, covers the evil done, such a one illumines the world like the moon freed from clouds.
174. Blind is this world; few are there who clearly see; as birds that escape from a net few go to heaven.
176. There is no evil that cannot be done by a lying person, who has transgressed the one law (of truthfulness) and who is indifferent to a world beyond.
177. Verily, the misers go not to celestial realms. Fools do not indeed praise liberality; the wise man rejoices in giving and thereby becomes happy thereafter.
Foreword ][ Preface ][ Introduction
The Twin Verses ][ Heedfulness ][ The Mind ][ Flowers ][ Fools ][ The Wise
The Arahat ][ Thousands ][ Evil ][ Punishment or the Rod ][ Old Age ][ The Self
The World ][ The Buddha ][ Happiness ][ Affections ][ Anger ][ Taints ][ The Just and the Righteous
The Way ][ Miscellaneous ][ Hell ][ The Elephant ][ Craving ][ The Bhikkhu or Mendicant Monk ][ The Brahmana
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