DHAMMAPADA V [Thomas Byrom] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Evocative photographs complement lyrical, aphoristic renderings. The Dhammapada is one of the most popular and accessible books in all of Thomas Byrom’s verse rendering of the Dhammapada uniquely captures the. The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most .. Penguin Classics, ; Tr Thomas Byrom, Shambhala, Boston, Massachusetts, & Wildwood House, London, (ISBN ).

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Thomas Byrom ( of The Dhammapada)

All that he had to do, he has done. If the traveller can find A virtuous and wise companion Let him go with him joyfully And overcome the dangers of the way.

You have come out of the hollow Into the clearing. Compose yourself, be happy. Even the gods admire him. Let him chasten and teach you and keep you from mischief. But the greatest impurity dhammapad ignorance. If you are awake in the presence of a master One moment will show you the way.


It is hard to be among the many. You are the source Of all purity and impurity.


This is good counsel And it is for everyone: How can a troubled mind Understand the way? Macmillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism. You are your only master. If you are reckless, Better to swallow molten iron Than eat at the table of the good folk.

There are four truths. Like the Himalayas Good men shine from afar. How bitterly he suffers! None of these confers mastery or joy. So a fool’s mischief Takes time to catch up with him. But the master guards his watching. His eye is open Byroom foot is free.

It is hard to live in the world And hard to live out of it.

He has conquered the world. The Seeker Master your senses, What you taste and smell, What you see, what you hear.

Like an elephant in the forest. See yourself in other. The master’s clothes are in tatters. You do what you should not. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.


The king rides him.

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The Master At the end of the way The master finds freedom Dhammapad desire and sorrow – Freedom without bounds. When I pulled out sorrow’s shaft 1 showed you the way.

Follow the true way. The tongue tastes the soup. There is no fire like passion, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger, And no joy like the joy of freedom.

The true seeker Subdues all waywardness.

The Thousands Better than a thousand hollow words Is one word that brings peace. If you see it spring up, Take care!