21. Miscellaneous

If he sees that by sacrificing a slight happiness he can obtain a greater happiness, then a wise man should sacrifice the lesser happiness with a view to the greater happiness. 290

He who seeks his own happiness by inflicting suffering on others, does not reach freedom from hatred, caught as he is in the toils of hatred. 291

What IS their affair is put aside. What is NOT their affair gets done. The inflow of thoughts in such brazen and careless people just goes on increasing. They whose recollection of the body is always well established, however, have nothing to do with what is not their affair, always persevering in what IS their affair. The inflow of thoughts in such recollected and aware people simply dies away. 292, 293

After killing mother (desire), father ("I am" conceit) and two warrior kings, and destroying the kingdom along with its subjects, the brahmin goes on his way unperturbed. 294

After killing mother, father and two priestly kings, and killed a tiger as his fifth victim, the brahmin goes on his way unperturbed. 295

A good awakening have ever Gotama's disciples, whose recollection is always established, day and night on the Buddha. 296

A good awakening have ever Gotama's disciples, whose recollection is always established, day and night on the Teaching. 297

A good awakening have ever Gotama's disciples, whose recollection is always established, day and night on the Order. 298

A good awakening have ever Gotama's disciples, whose recollection is always established, day and night on the body. 299

A good awakening have ever Gotama's disciples, whose minds are always rejoicing in non violence. 300

A good awakening have ever Gotama's disciples, whose minds are always rejoicing in the practice of meditation. 301

It is hard to take up a life of renunciation, and difficult to find satisfaction in it, but it is also difficult to live in bad households, and painful to live with people unlike oneself, when one is forever tangled in suffering and restless. Therefore don't always be restless, and don't let yourself be tangled in suffering. 302

When a man has faith, is endowed with virtue, and possessed of fame and wealth, wherever he lives he will be honoured. 303

The good are conspicuous a long way off, like a Himalayan peak, while the bad are just not noticed, like arrows shot into the dark. 304

Living alone, sleeping alone, travelling alone, and resolute, alone and self disciplined, should take pleasure in living in the forest. 305