The Dhammapad The Buddha's Path Of Wisdom

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I am writing this letter to I offer some spiritual direction. I want to share with you information that will help you live a more insightful life. In retrospect of your life you were challenged with a disability; you were viewed as weird and undeserving, and you lacked judgment. Nonetheless, you overcame your deficiencies and became triumphant. Your optimistic personality, tenacity, courage, and pleasant mannerism made you one of Rome’s greatest Emperors. Being Emperor was dangerous and demanding but you presented as a fearless and unselfish leader. You reshaped Rome’s political system by passing laws to benefit the people and led Rome to a victory against Britain. In considering your nature as a person and your approach to life, it…show more content…
The Buddhist religion teaches that people suffer because we continually strive after things that do not give lasting happiness. The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom is a book used in the Buddhist religion to give explanation and provide guidance. The Dhammapada is a collection of Buddhist scriptures that is believed to have been spoken by the Buddha in response to certain situations involving life. The Dhammapada contains four hundred- twenty three verses with each verse containing words of advice. The purpose of these verses is to encourage you to achieve the conquest of self; to escape from the evils of passion, hatred and ignorance; and to strive hard to attain freedom from craving and freedom from the round of…show more content…
This verse can be found under the Chapter twenty- four labeled, “Craving” Verse three hundred- thirty seven titled, “Uprooting Craving”. The verse reads, “Prosperity to you, I say, to all assembled here! When needing grass’s fragrant root, so craving extirpates. Do not let Mara break you again and again as a torrent a reed!” What this means is “Be of good cheer, as many of you as are here assembled. Dig out the root of craving, as the seeker of the usira (digs out) the birana grass. Do not let Mara (the Evil One) break you again and again as a river (in spate) breaks the reed.” In plain English, to be happy you must depart from your bad desires because your bad desires will only cause you suffering and

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