Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 06/07/2020

Shame and Restraint


Hirinisedho puriso
koci lokasmi vijjati
yo niddam apabodheti
asso bhadro kasamiva.

Rare in this world is the kind of person who out of a sense of shame restrains from doing evil and keeps himself awake like a good horse that gives no cause to be whipped.

-Dhammapada 143

May I give myself no cause to be whipped.

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