197. Ah, happily do we live without hate amongst the hateful; amidst hateful men we dwell unhating.
198. Ah, happily do we live in good health among the ailing; amidst ailing men we dwell in good health.
199. Ah, happily do we live without yearning (for sensual pleasures) amongst those who yearn (for them); amidst those who yearn (for them) we dwell without yearning.
201. Victory breeds hatred; the defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.
204. Health is the highest gain; contentment is the greatest wealth; trustful are the best kinsmen ; Nibbăna is the highest bliss.
205. Having tasted the flavour of seclusion and the flavour of Nibbăna's Peace, woeless and stainless becomes he, drinking the taste of the joy of the Dhamma.
206. Good is the sight of Ariyas: their company is ever happy; by not seeing fools one may ever be happy.
207. Truly he who moves in company with fools grieves for a long time; association with fools is ever painful as with a foe. Happy is association with the wise, even like meeting with kinsfolk.
208. With the intelligent, the wise, the learned, the devout, the dutiful and the Ariya - with such a virtuous, intellectual man should one associate, as the moon follows its course among the stars.
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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