Miscellaneos – Gautam Buddha

If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a

wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great.
He who, by causing pain to others, wishes to obtain pleasure for

himself, he, entangled in the bonds of hatred, will never be free from

hatred.
What ought to be done is neglected, what ought not to be done is

done; the desires of unruly, thoughtless people are always increasing.
But they whose whole watchfulness is always directed to their

body, who do not follow what ought not to be done, and who steadfastly

do what ought to be done, the desires of such watchful and wise people

will come to an end.
A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father and

mother, and two valiant kings, though he has destroyed a kingdom with

all its subjects.
A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father and

mother, and two holy kings, and an eminent man besides.
The disciples of Gotama (Buddha) are always well awake, and their

thoughts day and night are always set on Buddha.
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts

day and night are always set on the law.
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts

day and night are always set on the church.
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts

day and night are always set on their body.
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day

and night always delights in compassion.
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day

and night always delights in meditation.
It is hard to leave the world (to become a friar) , it is hard to

enjoy the world; hard is the monastery, painful are the houses; 

painful it is to dwell with equals (to share everything in common) and

the itinerant mendicant is beset with pain. Therefore let no man be

an itinerant mendicant and he will not be beset with pain.
Whatever place a faithful, virtuous, celebrated, and wealthy man

chooses, there he is respected.
Good people shine from afar, like the snowy mountains; bad people

are not seen, like arrows shot by night.
He alone who, without ceasing, practises the duty of sitting

alone and sleeping alone, he, subduing himself, will rejoice in the

destruction of all desires alone, as if living in a forest.