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Appamadavagga

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Title: Appamadavagga: Heedfulness

Summary:

Dhp II

PTS: Dhp 21-32

Appamadavagga: Heedfulness

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Alternate translation: Buddharakkhita | <a href=“dhp.02.bpit_en.html” class=“zze”>Daw Mya Tin</a>

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<h5>21-24</h5>

Heedfulness: the path to the Deathless. Heedlessness: the path to death. The heedful do not die. The heedless are as if already dead. Knowing this as a true distinction, those wise in heedfulness rejoice in heedfulness, enjoying the range of the noble ones. The enlightened, constantly absorbed in jhana, persevering, firm in their effort: they touch Unbinding, the unexcelled rest from the yoke. Those with initiative, mindful, clean in action, acting with due consideration, heedful, restrained, living the Dhamma: their glory grows.

<h5>25</h5>

Through initiative, heedfulness, restraint, & self-control, the wise would make an island no flood can submerge.

<h5>26</h5>

They're addicted to heedlessness — dullards, fools — while one who is wise cherishes heedfulness as his highest wealth.

<h5>27</h5>

Don't give way to heedlessness or to intimacy with sensual delight — for a heedful person, absorbed in jhana, attains an abundance of ease.

<h5>28</h5>

When the wise person drives out heedlessness with heedfulness, having climbed the high tower of discernment, sorrow-free, he observes the sorrowing crowd — as the enlightened man, having scaled a summit, the fools on the ground below.

<h5>29</h5>

Heedful among the heedless, wakeful among those asleep, just as a fast horse advances, leaving the weak behind: so the wise.

<h5>30</h5>

Through heedfulness, Indra won to lordship over the gods. Heedfulness is praised, heedlessness censured — always.

<h5>31-32</h5>

The monk delighting in heedfulness, seeing danger in heedlessness, advances like a fire, burning fetters great & small. The monk delighting in heedfulness, seeing danger in heedlessness — incapable of falling back — stands right on the verge of Unbinding.

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