Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 07/02/2017

Dhammapada Verse 121. Take Not Evil Lightly

Think lightly not of evil,
‘It will not come to me’,
for by the falling of water drops
a water jar is filled.
The fool with evil fills himself,
he soaks up little by little.

I had a thought this morning that I was convinced was a nothing of consequence but, as I pondered the possible outcomes of following it, I recalled the verses above. Drop by drop water fills a jug, so too with my little, evil deeds. 


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