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Dhammapada Poem

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Dhammapada Poem

Live happy

Do not hate

Free from sickness

Free from greed

Live off your happiness

Money be damned

Let happiness nourish you

Let’s not compete

Let’s be happy

That we do not

need to compete

Live in peace

Do not lust

Fight your hungers

Have control

Over your hunger


is the greatest



Have faith


in health

and happiness

Taste the nectar

of solitude

and tranquility

Free from fear

Free from sin

Enjoy the sugar

Live happy

Live healthy

Don’t be angry

Don’t be prideful

These things are straps

that bind us

Be mild

Mean no harm

Control your anger

Live without shame

Be bold

Make mischeif

because life is hard

This course is hard

You may find

yourself alone


when alone

one finds a way

out the deep

forest towards

where the trees


© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann


Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 09, 2020:

Thank you Ann and Ruby. Jamie

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 09, 2020:

This is beautiful. When we do all that you noted, we're bound to be happy.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 09, 2020:

This is uplifting, Jamie. I like 'taste the nectar of solitude and tranquility' and all your encouragement to live peacefully. Beautiful!


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