The Only Clever Killing:
- the king of the
spoke these verses to the Blessed
Having slain what, does one sleep in ease?
Having slain what, does one never sorrow?
What is the one thing
Whose killing you
can approve of?
The Blessed One:
Having slain Anger,
one sleeps in ease;
Having slain Anger, one does not sorrow
The killing of Anger, 0ohh
With its poisoned root and honeyed tip:
This is the only killing, the Noble Ones approve
Because having slain that, one does never ever grieve!
King Sakka continued:
I am not one easily upset in mind.
Nor easily agitated by anger's whirl.
I never become angry for long;
anger hang on in me.
When angry, I do not despise.
Nor do I praise own qualities.
I keep myself well
Thus protecting my own
Bring Anger under control;
Do not let your friendships waste
Do not blame the one, who is blameless;
Do not speak splitting, or
Their own anger crushes all enraged people...
Like the roaring
mountain avalanche buries the village!
Do not let Anger overpower you;
Do not become angry with the angry.
Do not become angry with the anger.
Noble Ones always remain harmless.
Their own hate crushes angry people.
Like a devastating mountain avalanche!
FUEL ON FIRE ?
Not by anger is Hate ever quenched.
Only by Kind Friendliness is Hate always quenched.
This Ancient Law is an
Dhammapada Illustration 5
Background Story 5
More on Anger
(A Diluted Derivative of
Elimination of Anger,
in anger show their teeth...
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya I 237-40