Posted by: Upāsaka | 03/05/2020

The Failings of the World

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Gain and loss, fame and disgrace,
praise and blame, and pleasure and pain.

These qualities among people are impermanent,
transient, and perishable.

A clever and mindful person knows these things,
seeing that they’re perishable.

Desirable things don’t disturb their mind,
nor are they repelled by the undesirable.

Both favoring and opposing
are cleared and ended, they are no more.

Knowing the stainless, sorrowless state,
they understand rightly, going beyond rebirth.

Lokavipatti Sutta AN 8.6


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