Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 22, 2014

ed5ac46f58e2a232632f1646bb9339a8Sukhā virāgatā loke
kāmānaṃ samatikkamo
asmimānassa yo vinayo
etaṃ ve paramaṃ sukhaṃ.

Freedom from lust is happiness in the world,
the going beyond all sensual desires.
But the crushing out of the conceit “I am”–
this is the highest happiness.

Udāna 2.11

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

 

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