Dhammapada Verses Three and Four: Clinging to Perceived Wrongs Only Leads to More Wrong

Video #3 in my series on the Dhammapada, a set of verse teachings of the Buddha, including explanation of the Pali verse, a synopsis of the background story and application of the teaching to our practice.

 

akkocchi maṃ avadhi maṃ, ajini maṃ ahāsi me.

ye ca taṃ upanayhanti, veraṃ tesaṃ na sammati.

akkocchi maṃ avadhi maṃ, ajini maṃ ahāsi me.

ye ca taṃ nupanayhanti, veraṃ tesūpasammati.

 

For more information the dhammapada: http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/dpreface.htm

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Comments

20 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    really benifiting a lot from the dhammapada series…
    the translation im reading along with you from isnt a good one… so im
    glad you’re so thorough!!!

    thanks for everything

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Thank you

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Buy a flashlight.

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    A very nice discourse that was marred by two things.

    One: In a throw-away comment, you stated that terrorism against America was
    somewhat justified. As if intentionally targeting civilian non-combatants
    for murder is ever justified. Every Islamic country is a barbaric cesspool
    of human rights abuses- North Korea is prison colony and international
    nuclear threat- millions of people are enslaved in Mauritania… are you
    suggesting that the women, children, and the elderly are fair targets for
    murder?

    Two: The story about the man who was blind in this life because of his
    actions in a previous life is troubling. Following the line of reasoning
    set through the doctrine of reincarnation, anyone who is suffering
    grievously must somehow “deserve” it. As if all the victims of cruel
    misfortune must have it coming it to them because in a previous life, they
    must have have done something evil.

    Perhaps you mis-spoke, or these are personal views. If these are core
    tenants of Buddhism, they taint everything else for me.

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    thank you

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    thank you so much

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much ~

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    @Svedn Maybe i expressed myself wrong, when you meditate you can expereince
    that you are not your ego, you are not your thoughts. The source of this
    undersanding are not thoughts, and not a self-built image, but an
    experience, i simply try to point this out by thoughts and words. if
    somebody offends me , and i ask , hmm who is offended,i cant say anything,
    and i allmost allways just have to laugh..

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Hey yuttha dhamo Great idea for this series. At 17:50 it reminded me of an
    ajahn cha similie of the cat that comes around for food, but if u stop
    feeding him he eventually figures it out and stops coming around.

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    @Svedn You misunderstood me, i ve just wanted to say that when sbdy offends
    you, and you can let go of your ego, the whole situation becomes laughable
    and absurd. You havent offended me. Have a beautiful day!:)

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    love the crickets, many thanks

  13. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Amazing stuff, i wish to let go of sooo many things..

  14. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Buddhaṃ śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi. Dharmaṃ śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi. Sanghaṃ śaraṇaṃ
    gacchāmi

  15. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this great video…

  16. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Hating the other party does nothing to harm them; I just hurts you. Being
    careful is one thing, being bigoted is entirely another.

  17. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Appreciate the series , thanks!!!

  18. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    The person says nasty things to me? But who is that me? Only my ego which
    was builded up by thoughts. You have a concept that you are this and that,
    and when it gets “hurt” or questioned you are automaticly try to defend it,
    or hurt the another one. But if you realize that you are not the thought,
    that the ego is not you, and you dont even know who you are really, your
    life gets a whole lot easier. Atleast this is what i think.

  19. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    When I heard that the monk was called fat tissa at 4:25, I burst out
    laughing. I had a very strange mental image of a fat man in a monk’s robe
    gorging himself on fried chicken! I suppose I shouldn’t laugh at a monk
    though…

  20. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    buddha be praised!


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