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Dhammapada

Dhamma & Anger Management

Kāyappakopaṃ rakkheyya kāyena saṃvuto siyā Kāyaduccaritaṃ hitvā kāyena sucaritaṃ care. Let a man guard himself against irritability in bodily action; let him be controlled in deed. Abandoning bodily misconduct, let him practice good conduct in deed. –  Dhammapada Verse 231 Vacīpakopaṃ rakkheyya vācāya saṃvuto siyā Vacīduccaritaṃ hitvā vācāya sucaritaṃ care. …

Story of a monk who killed a swan

Hattha saññato pādasaññato Vācāya saññato saññatuttamo Ajjhattarato samāhito Eko santusito tamāhu bhikkhuṃ. He who has control over his hands, feet and tongue; who is fully controlled, delights in inward development, is absorbed in meditation, keeps to himself and is contented — him do people call a monk. – Dhammapada 362 …

Story of Matika Mata

Dunniggahassa lahuno yatthakāmanipātino Cittassa damatho sādhu cittaṃ dantaṃ sukhāvahaṃ. Wonderful, indeed, it is to subdue the mind, so difficult to subdue, ever swift, and seizing whatever it desires. A tamed mind brings happiness. – Dhammapada 35 Story of the lady mind reader (Matika Mata) Once, sixty bhikkhus, after each obtaining …