Verse 67. Do What Brings Happiness



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Verse 67. Do What Brings Happiness


That kamma’s not well-made
from which there is remorse,
of which one senses the result
with weeping and a tear-stained face.


Explanation: It is good if one were to avoid committing such actions which would later lead to regret. When one regrets one weeps.

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Dhammapada 67





Na tam kammam katam sadhu

That kamma’s not well-made

(Not) that kind of action to be done (not) good




Yam katva anutappati

From which there is remorse

Some actions having done one regrets




Yassa assumukho rodam

Of which one senses the result

Of some actions with tear-stained face and weeping




Vipakam patisevati

With weeping and a tear-stained face

Results one has to suffer




It is good if one were to avoid committing such actions which would later lead to regret. When one regrets, one weeps.


assumukho rodam: weeping with tear smeared face. This has been indicated as the result of action, having done which one repents. The admonition here is to avoid those actions which lead to remorse later.
anatappati :repents. Repentance is thought of as the result of action which had been committed with no idea at all about later repercussions.
The story ..

A farmer was tilling his land when the Buddha and Venerable Ananda came by, went to the spot where the thieves had unwittingly dropped their loot. The Buddha said: “See, Ananda, a poisonous snake.” Ananda replied: “I see, Venerable, a deadly poisonous snake.” The farmer paid obeisance to the Buddha, and heard the conversation. He went to the spot, saw the bag, and, thinking it contained the snake, buried it.


Later some men went in search of the bag and chanced upon the footsteps that led them to the farmer. They accused him of the theft and brought him to the king. The king ordered his execution, but when the farmer repeated the conversation of the Buddha and Ananda. Then the king brought him before the Buddha, and the latter confirmed that He had indeed uttered those words. He added: “A wise man should not do a deed of which he must afterwards repent.”



Verse 68. Happiness Results From Good Deeds

But well-made is that kamma
which done brings no remorse,
of which one senses the result
with glad mind and with joy.


Explanation: It is good if one were to do such actions that would not bring repentance later. One should do things that bring pleasant consequences.

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Dhammapada 68

Tan ca kammam katam sadhu

But well-made is that kamma

That kind is certainly good to be done

Of action




Yam katva nanutappati

Which done brings no remorse

Some act having done one does not regret




Yassa patito sumano

Of which one senses the result

Of which action happily with pleasant mind




Vipakam patisevati

With glad mind and with joy

one enjoys





Happiness results from good deeds.

It is good if one were to do such actions that would not bring repentance later. One should do things that bring pleasant consequences

patito sumano: happily and with pleasant mind. In this instance what is described is the result of good actions, which does not cause repentance. The doer of the action has had forethought about what would result from his actions. With that forethought he had done only those actions that will not lead to remorse.

Story of Sumana, the florist

Sumano had to supply jasmine to King Bimbisara of Rajagaha every morning.


One morning he met the Buddha with a radiating halo of light rays, coming for alms accompanied by many monks. Sumana felt a strong desire to offer the flowers to the Buddha. He decided, even if the King were to drive him out of the country or to kill him, he would not offer the flowers to the king that day. Thus he threw up the flowers to the sides, to the back and over and above Buddha’s head. They remained hanging in the air; those over his head formed a canopy, those at the sides and back formed walls of flowers. They stayed in the same position as he moved. Thousands of people paid obeisance to the Buddha. Sumana felt delightful satisfaction (patti).
Sumana’s wife told the king that she had nothing to do with her husband’s failing to send the flowers to the king. The king, being a sotapana, felt quite happy about the flowers. He also paid obeisance and offer alms to the Buddha and his disciples, who left for the Monastery.

The king sent for Sumana and asked him what he said to the Buddha when honouring him. He replied that he surrendered his life to him; and the king may kill or banish him from his kingdom. The king praised him and offered gifts (8-fold elephants, horses, slaves, women from his harem and villages).


The Buddha said, “Ananda, he surrendered his life to me and rendered honour to me. Therefore, because he has immense faith in me, he will not enter a state of suffering but will receive the fruits of his good deeds in the world of the gods and in the world of men. One day he will become the solitary Buddha Sumana.”

Exercises
Dhammapada 67

The story ..

A farmer was tilling his land when the Buddha and Venerable Ananda came by, went to the spot where the thieves had unwittingly dropped their loot. The Buddha said: “See, Ananda, a poisonous snake.” Ananda replied: “I see, Venerable, a deadly poisonous snake.” The farmer paid obeisance to the Buddha, and heard the conversation. He went to the spot, saw the bag, and, thinking it contained the snake, buried it.

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Dhammapada 68
It is good if one were to do such actions, …………………………………………... One should do things that …………………………………………………………….
The story

A florist, Sumana had to supply King Bimbisara of Rajagaha jasmine daily.


One day he saw the Buddha with a halo of light-rays ………………………………………………….

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