May 21, 2016

Gautama Buddha on Following Wisdom


He who leads a life in the company of fools suffers long;
it is as painful to live with fools as it is with a foe;
association with the wise brings happiness.
Therefore, one should follow the steadfast,
the wise, the educated, the self-reliant, the dutiful and the noble.


Even as the moon follows the path of the stars,
so ought one to follow such a virtuous and highly intelligent man.
— Gautama Buddha,
Dhammapada, v. 207-208
Translation by Harischandra Kaviratna

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