Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dhammapada 49 [Khuddaka Nikaya]

4 - Pupphavagga, Flowers
5 - Macchariyakosiyasetthi Vatthu
Yathipi bhamaro puppham,

paleti rasamadaya,
evam game muni care.

49: As the bee collects nectar and flies away without damaging the flower or its colour or its scent, so also, let the bhikkhu dwell and act in the village (without affecting the faith and generosity or the wealth of the villagers).
Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.
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