Sunday, June 30, 2013

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 30, 2013

Yo mātaraṃ pitaraṃ vā,
jiṇṇakaṃ gatayobbanaṃ --
pahu santo na bharati
taṃ parābhavato mukhaṃ.

Though being well-to-do,
not to support father and mother
who are old and past their youth --
this is a cause of one's downfall.

Sutta Nipāta 1.98

Everyman's Ethics: Four Discourses by the Buddha (WH 14), 
translated by Narada Thera

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