Daily Words of the Buddha for November 22, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for November 22, 2018
accantapariyosāna — the absolute end

Chandā dosā bhayā mohā,
Yo dhammaṃ ativattati,
Nihīyati yaso tassa
Kāḷapakkheva candimā.

Chandā dosā bhayā mohā,
Yo dhammaṃ nātivattati,
Āpūrati yaso tassa
Sukkapakkheva candimā.

Whoever through desire, hate or fear,
Or ignorance should transgress the Dhamma,
All one’s glory fades away
Like the moon during the waning half.

Whoever through desire, hate or fear,
Or ignorance never transgresses the Dhamma,
All one’s glory ever increases
Like the moon during the waxing half.

Dīgha Nikāya 3.246
Everyman’s Ethics: Four Discourses by the Buddha (WH 14), translated by Narada Thera

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