The misery which follows pleasure
Is the pleasure which follows misery.
The pleasure and misery of mankind
Revolve like a wheel.
Of all possessions, contentedness is the best by far.
Because there are no phenomena which are not dependent arisings, there are no phenomena which are not void.
He who does not attempt to make peace
When small discords arise,
Is like the bee’s hive which leaks drops of honey –
Soon, the whole hive collapses.
He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, Is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes.
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