Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 07, 2014

monkey hi fiveTasseva tena pāpiyo,
yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati.
Kuddhaṃ appaṭikujjhanto,
saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ.

The worse of the two is one,
who, when abused, retaliates.
One who does not retaliate,
wins a battle hard to win.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188

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

 

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