ς…………

 

Though much he recites sacred texts
But acts with hypocrisy,
The heedless one is like a cowherd,
Counting others cattle.
He does not partake of
The blessings that are holy.

[audio: English and Pāli]

Though little he recites sacred texts
But keeps the Dhamma with integrity.
Forsaking lust, hatred and delusion
With true wisdom and freedom of mind,
Surely he partakes of
The blessings that are holy.

from ‘The Chapter on the Pairs’
Dhammapada

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