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Foolish Pride

Post by Kusala » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:49 am

I was drunk with the intoxication

of my birth, wealth, & sovereignty.

Drunk with the intoxication of my body's build, coloring, & form,

I wandered about,

regarding no one as my equal or better,

foolish, arrogant, haughty, my banner held high.

I — disrespectful, arrogant, proud —

bowed down to no one,

not even mother, father,

or those commonly held in respect.

Then — seeing the ultimate leader,

supreme, foremost of charioteers,

like a blazing sun, arrayed with a squadron of monks —

casting away pride & intoxication through an awareness serene & clear,

I bowed down my head to him, supreme among all living beings.

Haughtiness & contempt have been abandoned
— rooted out —
the conceit "I am" is extracted, all forms of pride, destroyed. ... .than.html" onclick=";return false;" onclick=";return false;"

"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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