“Dhammapada”, 9– translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

“Even the evil meet with good fortune as long as their evil has yet to mature. But when it’s matured that’s when they meet with evil.  Even the good meet with bad fortune as long as their good has yet to mature.  But when it’s matured that’s when they meet with good fortune.”

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For many years I had wondered why it is that people who are unscrupulous appear to reap reward for their behaviors and people who are “good” appear to have so many troubles befall them.  This quote from The Dhammapada and translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu explained it very clearly for me.

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  1. yes, loving this, thank you

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  2. It is better to have nothing and take care of yourself than to have everything and take care of the whole world…as this is filled with insecurities and not one to be Awakened with..balance is the key with love in growth…enjoy as well my Dearest Bodhirose(+)
    Love,
    soulbro* 🙂 xo—{–@

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  3. I agree, balance is the key in love and growth, my dearest Soulbro.

    Hugs and kisses…
    Bodhirose

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  4. I loved it when you first shared it. and i have seen it proving its worth again and again. evil certainly begets evil and good certainly begets good sooner or later. In one form or another. That is why we should keep track of our own karma and try to be as good as possible.

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  5. He is wonderful, isn’t he. We have his works at our meditation center.

    Thanks for posting this, Gayle.

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  6. Love this translation of this quote from The Dhammapada–really helped clarify my wondering.

    You’re welcome, Jamie. xoxo

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  7. Fascinating observance!

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