The Wise Man

If a pandit rebukes or advises,

follow him

he is a wise, a revealer of hidden treasures.

Only good can come from him.

If he instructs, restrains, or commands,Buddha scroll 2

follow him, as the right-minded do.

The ill minded do not care.

Choose friends virtuous and excellent.

Shun the low-minded and ill-doing.

To drink Dhamma is to be serene.

Wisdom finds delight in the noble Dhamma.

Planners make cannels,

archers shoot arrows,

craftsman fashion woodwork,

the wise man molds himself.

Wind will not move rock,

nor praise and blame a wise man.

The words of the Dhamma flow into him:

he is clear and peaceful like a lake.

Good men do not stop working.

Good men do not gossip, good men are undemanding.

Joy does not effect them, nor sorrow.

Good men are constant.

A man who does not want

a son, a kingdom, or moneywhite lotus reflections

for himself or for others,

a man who uses prudence

in furthering his own welfare

such a man is holy,

such a man is wise and virtuous.

Most wander lost here,

very few are they who reach the farther shore.

But the disciples of Dhamma find Nirvana,

going beyond the difficult kingdom of death.

He gives up darkness and chooses light,

the wise man.

He gives up home, and desires to be homeless,

a hard choice.

Alone, single, casting away his pleasures,

he cleanses his heart and rejoices.

Nirvana is his.

He knows the roots of knowledge.

His senses are well disciplined.

He is free from attachment.

He is radiant.

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18 thoughts on “The Wise Man

  1. If we sow the seed of discord, it will not only harm others, but our selves. We have had many great men and women go before us. Their legacy should speak volumnes in our own pathways of life.
    yisraela

  2. I love the fact that I can visit your blog and always find something enlightening, something from any and all belief systems, without rancor or judgment. You consistently provide your readers with words of wisdom from all peoples; thank you, Eddie. We need more people like you.

  3. so wise so beautiful I love this
    the enlightenment of buddha Nirvana the moment beyond everything.
    ( i dont know if i use the right word Eddie But i know u understand what i want to say
    Tx for sharing
    Mj

    • Health and wellness is a matter of mind as much as body!
      Think fit. Be fit. Thank you very much sweet Wolfie for your kind thoughts.
      with love, Eddie
      we are enjoying this festive season with whole heart!

  4. Einen schönen Tag liebe Eddie und ein schöner Text ich wünsche dir einen schönen zweiten Advent und eine schöne Vorweihnachtliche Zeit liebe Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde

  5. Good words for this time of year in the Western World with Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hannukah/New Years… we are so full of food, partying and material things we forget the true nature of life….

  6. How apt are your words today as a wise man passed yesterday whose spirit captured the worlds attention I read these words and thought of Nelson Mandela . May his legacy remain within our hearts as we each strive to find Peace as we learn to live with our differences..
    Blessings Eddie
    Dreamwalker

    • Nelson Mandela united South Africa, Africa, and the world. His weapon was forgiveness.
      Thank you very much dear Dreamwalker for your kindness. sending love and light, Eddie

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