8 - Sahassavaggo, Thousands
3 - Kundalakesitheri Vatthu
Yo ca gatha satam bhase, anatthapadasamhita;102: Better than the recitation of a hundred verses that are senseless and unconnected with the realization of Nibbana, is the recitation of a single verse of the Teaching (Dhamma), if on hearing it one is calmed.
ekam dhammapadam seyyo, yam sutva upasammati.
Yo sahassam sahassena, sangame manuse jine;
ekanca jeyyamattanam, sa ve sangamajuttamo.
103: A man may conquer a million men in battle, but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.
Reference: Mya Tin, Daw, tr. The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Rangoon: Burma Tipitaka Association, 1986.
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