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is what should be accomplished by the one who is wise, Who seeks the good and
has obtained peace:
one be strenuous, upright and sincere, without pride, easily contented and joyous.
Let one not be submerged by the things of the world.
one not take upon one's self the burden of riches. Let one's senses be controlled.
Let one be wise, but not puffed up; and let one not desire great possessions even
for one's family.
one do nothing that is mean or that the wise would reprove.
all beings be happy.
May they be joyous and live in safety.
beings, whether weak or strong, in high or middle or low realms of existence,
small or great, visible or invisible, near or far, born or to be born, May all
beings be happy.
no one deceive another, nor despise any being in any state; let none by anger
or hatred wish harm to another.
Even as a mother at the risk of her life
watches over and protects her only child, so with a boundless mind should one
cherish all living things, suffusing love over the entire world, above, below
and all around without limit; so let one cultivate an infinite good will toward
the whole world.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all one's
waking hours let one practice the way with gratitude.
Not holding to fixed
views, endowed with insight, freed from sense appetites, one who achieves the
way will be freed from the duality of birth and death.
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