Dona Nobis Pacem

In this world
Hate never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.
You too shall pass away.
Knowing this, how can you quarrel?
How easily the wind overturns a frail
Seek happiness in the senses,
Indulge in food and sleep,
And you too will be uprooted.
The wind cannot overturn a mountain.
Temptation cannot touch the man
Who is awake, strong and humble,
Who masters himself and minds the
. ~ from The Dhammapada

13 Responses

  1. jansfunnyfarm November 3, 2010 / 11:26 pm

    Peace, my friend. 🙂

  2. rose November 4, 2010 / 7:38 am


  3. Anndi November 4, 2010 / 2:30 pm

    Powerful words… and filled with wisdom.

    Dona Nobis Pacem ☮ & ♥

  4. CatSynth November 4, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    Great globe, with the flower, leaf and of course the cats 🙂
    And very appropriate words from the Buddah.

    Wishing everyone peace.

  5. Kate November 4, 2010 / 7:29 pm

    Found you from the Dona Nobis Pacem. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

  6. Sherry Blue Sky November 6, 2010 / 11:41 am

    Beautiful!!!! “The wind can not overturn a mountain.”

  7. Travis November 6, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    Peace to you and yours.

  8. The Querulous Squirrel November 10, 2010 / 1:22 am

    Thanks for that. I needed it. Best of luck on your writing.

  9. thommalyn November 10, 2010 / 11:29 pm

    Thanks, everyone! Peace to you all.

    Squirrel, I so appreciate it. I’m enjoying the diversification, but I’d like to work back into some blogging here and there, too. 🙂

  10. Annelisa November 12, 2010 / 2:30 pm

    What a wonderfully peaceful message!

    Wishing you and yours peace, harmony and happiness x

  11. Gabrielle Bryden November 12, 2010 / 8:04 pm

    What a lovely, wise message from the The Dhammapada (we all need a blog blast for peace too!). Thanks TL.

  12. thommalyn November 14, 2010 / 1:23 am

    Thanks, Annelisa and Gabe. 🙂

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