Eight Thoughts of a Great Man

“Well done! Well done, Anuruddha! Well have you pondered over the seven thoughts of a great man! That is to say: ‘This dhamma is for one who wants little, not for one who wants much; for the contented, not for the discontented; for the secluded, not for one who is fond of society; for the energetic, not for the lazy; for one who has set up mindfulness, not for the laggard therein; for the composed, not for the flustered; for the wise, not for the unwise.’ But, Anuruddha, do you also ponder over this eighth thought of a great man, to wit: ‘This dhamma is for one who likes and delights in nippapañca, not for one who likes and delights in papañca.” — Anuruddhamahāvitakka Sutta (AN 8.30)

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Dev Jacobsen

Musician, author and yogi, developer of Palingenics.

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