August 23, 2016

Gautama Buddha on Quiet Mind

He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises,
as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads —
such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.
— Gautama Buddha,
Sutta Nipata
Standard translation

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