Daily Words of the Buddha for November 17, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for November 17, 2018
pāramī — completeness, perfection, highest state 

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 Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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