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Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Samyutta Nikaya Context of this sutta

Samyutta Nikaya I.18
Hiri Sutta
Conscience
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Who in the world
is a man constrained by conscience,
who awakens    to censure
like a fine stallion    to the whip?

Those restrained by conscience
    are rare --
those who go through life
    always mindful.
Having reached the end
    of suffering & stress,
they go through what is uneven
        evenly;
    go through what is out-of-tune
        in tune.


 


Updated: 1-7-2000

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