April 07, 2016

Gautama Buddha on Heart


Phenomena are preceded by the heart,
ruled by the heart, made of the heart.
If you speak or act with a corrupted heart,
then suffering follows you — as the wheel of the cart,
the track of the ox that pulls it.
— Gautama Buddha,
Dhammapada, v. 1
Translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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