Daily Words of the Buddha for June 24, 2017


Pāli Word a Day for June 24, 2017 — maddava — mild, gentle, soft

Maraṇenapi taṃ pahīyati
yaṃ puriso mamidanti maññati.
Etampi viditvā paṇḍito,
na mamattāya
nametha māmako.

At death a person abandons
what one construes as mine.
Realizing this, the wise
shouldn’t incline
to be devoted to mine.

Sutta Nipāta 4.812
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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