Buddha on not doing evil

October 29, 2016

nemesisFrom the Dhammapada, Eknath Easwaran translation.
“Hasten to do good; refrain from evil. If you neglect the good, evil can enter your mind.”
– Chapter 9: Verse 116

“If you do what is evil, do not repeat it or take pleasure in making it a habit.”
– 9:117

“Evildoers may be happy as long as they do not reap what they have sown, but when they do, sorrow overcomes them. The good may suffer as long as they do not reap what they have sown, but when they do, joy overcomes them.”
– 9:119-120

“As fresh milk needs time to curdle, a selfish deed takes time to bring sorrow in its wake.”
– 5:71

“The selfish, doing harm, do not know what is in store for them. They are burned as if by fire by the results of their own deeds.”
– 10:136

Resources:
Dhammapada
Image – Nemesis The Greek Goddess of Divine Retribution, wikipedia