Friday, October 01, 2010

Worldly Gain and Nibbana

aññā hi lābhūpanisā, aññā nibbānagāminī.
evametaṃ abhiññāya, bhikkhu buddhassa sāvako.
sakkāraṃ nābhinandeyya, vivekamanubrūhaye.

One is the quest for worldly gain, and quite another is the path to Nibbana.
Clearly understanding this, let not the monk, the disciple of the Buddha,
be carried away by worldly acclaim, but develop detachment instead.

-- Dhp. 75