Sunday, May 22

Buddhist Thought of the Day

A shaven head
Doesn't mean a contemplative.
The liar observing no duties,
Filled with greed & desire:
What kind of contemplative's he?

But whoever tunes out
The dissonance
Of his evil qualities
--large or small--
in every way
by bringing evil to consonance;
he's called a contemplative.
Dhammapada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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