cittaṃ yassa na kampati,
asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ;
When faced with the vicissitudes of life,
one’s mind remains unshaken,
sorrowless, stainless, secure; 16 more words
Khīṇaṃ purāṇaṃ nava
Te khīṇabījā, avirūḷhichandā.
Nibbanti dhīrā yathāyaṃ padīpo.
When past conditioning is released
and no fresh one produced,
the mind no longer seeks for future birth. 27 more words
An audience of two makes for quiet applause, but the spirit of our praise was not diminished by our number. It was indeed a lovely performance, a rendition of a favorite song – Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” – played with skill and charm by a lovely, sweet-singing musician, but as it ended, it was not him on whom I focused, but his friend, my listening compatriot. 967 more words