Idha socati pecca socati;
pāpakārī ubhayattha socati.
So socati so vihaññati,
The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter;
one grieves in both the worlds.
One laments and is afflicted,
recollecting one’s own impure deeds.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom,
translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita
Develop a habit of choosing the hard right over the easy wrong. Become an advocate for goodness within your community.
“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” ~ Jack Kornfield
A person with good eyes,
encountering a treacherous, uneven place,
would try hard to avoid it.
A wise person, in the world of life,
should avoid evil deeds.
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu