Daily Words of the Buddha for March 24, 2015

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Atītaṃ nānvāgameyya,
nappaṭikaṅkhe anāgataṃ;
yadatītaṃ pahīnaṃ taṃ,
appattañca anāgataṃ

The past should not be followed after,
and the future not desired;
what is past is dead and gone,
and the future is yet to come.

Majjhima Nikāya 3.272

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

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