6. There are those
who do not realize that one day we all must die.
But those who do realize this set-tle their quarrels.
7.Just as a storm throws down a weak tree, so
does Mara overpower the man who lives for the
pursuit of pleasures, who is uncontrolled in his senses,
im-moderate in eating, indolent, and dissipated.
8.Just as a storm cannot prevail against a rocky
mountain, so Mara can never overpower the man who
lives meditating on the impurities, who is
controlled in his senses, moderate in eating,
and filled with faith and earnest effort.
9.Whoever being depraved, devoid of self-control and
truthfulness, should don the monk’s yellow robe,
he surely is not worthy of the robe.
10.But whoever is purged of depravity, well-established in
virtues and filled with self-control and
truthfulness, he indeed is worthy of the yellow
11.Those who mistake the unessential to be
essential and the essential to be unessential,
dwelling in wrong thoughts, never arrive at the
12.Those who know the essential to be
essential and the unessential to be unessential,
dwelling in right thoughts, do arrive at the
13.Just as rain breaks through an
ill-thatched house, so passion penetrates an
14.Just as rain does not break through
a well-thatched house, so passion never
penetrates a well-developed mind.
15.The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter; he grieves in
both the worlds. He laments and is af-flicted,
recollecting his own impure deeds.
16.The doer of good rejoices here and hereafter; he rejoices in
both the worlds. He rejoices and ex-ults,
recollecting his own pure deeds.
17.The evil-doer suffers here and hereafter; he suf-fers in both
the worlds. The thought, “Evil have I done,” torments
him, and he suffers even more when gone to realms
18.The doer of good delights here and
hereafter; he delights in both the worlds. The
thought, “Good have I done,” delights him, and
he delights even more when gone to realms of
19.Much though he recites the sacred texts,
but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is
like a cow-herd who only counts the cows of others –
he does not partake of the blessings of the holy
20.Little though he recites the sacred texts,
but puts the Teaching into practice, forsaking lust,
hatred, and delusion, with true wisdom and
emancipated mind, clinging to nothing of this or
any other world – he indeed partakes of the
blessings of a holy life