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Title: Dhammatthavagga: The Judge




Dhammatthavagga: The Judge

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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<h5>256-257<a name=“dhp-257” id=“dhp-257”></a></h5>

To pass judgment hurriedly doesn't mean you're a judge. The wise one, weighing both the right judgment & wrong, judges others impartially — unhurriedly, in line with the Dhamma,

guarding the Dhamma,
guarded by Dhamma,

intelligent: he's called a judge.


Simply talking a lot doesn't mean one is wise. Whoever's secure —

no     hostility,
   fear —

is said to be wise.

Simply talking a lot doesn't maintain the Dhamma. Whoever — although he's heard next to nothing —

sees Dhamma through his body,
is not heedless of Dhamma:

<i>he's</i> one who maintains the Dhamma.

<h5>260-261<a name=“dhp-261” id=“dhp-261”></a></h5>

A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.

But one in whom there is

truth, restraint,
rectitude, gentleness,
self-control —

<i>he's</i> called an elder,

his impurities disgorged,

<h5>262-263<a name=“dhp-263” id=“dhp-263”></a></h5>

Not by suave conversation or lotus-like coloring does an envious, miserly cheat become an exemplary man.

But one in whom this is

cut    through
up-    rooted
wiped out —

he's called exemplary,

his aversion disgorged,


A shaven head doesn't mean a contemplative. The liar observing no duties, filled with greed & desire: what kind of contemplative's he?

But whoever tunes out the dissonance of his evil qualities — large or small — in every way by bringing evil to consonance:

he's called a contemplative.


Begging from others doesn't mean one's a monk. As long as one follows householders' ways, one is no monk at all.

But whoever puts aside both merit & evil and, living the chaste life,


goes through the world: <i>he's</i> called a monk.

<h5>268-269</h5> <a name=“dhp-269” id=“dhp-269”></a>

Not by silence does someone confused

& unknowing

turn into a sage. But whoever — wise, as if holding the scales,

taking the excellent —
rejects evil deeds:

he is a sage, that's how he's a sage. Whoever can weigh both sides of the world:

that's how he's called
a sage.


Not by harming life does one become noble. One is termed noble

for being  gentle

to all living things.

<h5>271-272</h5> <a name=“dhp-272” id=“dhp-272”></a>


don't on account of

your precepts & practices,
great erudition,
concentration attainments,
secluded dwelling,
or the thought, 'I touch
the renunciate ease
that run-of-the-mill people
don't know':

ever let yourself get complacent

when the ending of effluents
is still unattained.

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