Because there are no phenomena which are not dependent arisings, there are no phenomena which are not void.
The misery which follows pleasure
Is the pleasure which follows misery.
The pleasure and misery of mankind
Revolve like a wheel.
An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
This body, full of faults, has yet one great quality: whatever it encounters in this temporal life depends upon one’s actions.
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.
Of all possessions, contentedness is the best by far.
Instruct yourself (more and more) in the highest morality.
The teachings of elegant sayings
Should be collected when one can.
For the supreme gift of words of wisdom,
Any price will be paid.
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