Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Know Yourself, Love Yourself

Love yourself and be mindful,
both day and night.

It is wise to know yourself,
before instructing others in self-knowledge.
Thus you defeat sorrow.

To truly know oneself
is the hardest of disciplines.
To straighten the crooked,
one must first straighten oneself.
Only then can you be a light unto others.

~The Dhammapada, verses 157 - 159

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