June 03, 2016

Gautama Buddha on Seeing The World As It Is


This world is blind!
There are so few who see things as they truly are.


Come, take a good look at this world,
Pretty like a king's chariot.


Though fools become immersed in it,
For the wise there's no attachment.


See how much it's like a bubble!
See how much it's like a mirage!


The king of death does not see one
Who regards the world in this way.


Rouse yourself! And don't be lazy.
Follow the good ways of dhamma.


— Gautama Buddha,
Dhammapada, v. 168-174
Translation by Andrew Olendzki

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