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Happy indeed we live, friendly amidst the hostile. Amidst hostile people we dwell free from hatred.


Happy indeed we live, unafflicted amidst those afflicted (by craving). Amidst afflicted people we dwell free from affliction.


Happy indeed we live, free from avarice amidst the avaricious. Amidst avaricious people we dwell free from avarice.


Happy indeed we live, we who possess nothing. Feeders on joy we shall be, like the Radiant Gods.


Victory begets enmity, the defeated dwell in pain. Happily the peaceful live, discarding both victory and defeat.


There is no fire like lust and no crime like hatred. There is no ill like the aggregates (of existence) and no bliss higher than the peace (of Nibbana).


Hunger is the worst disease, conditioned things the worst suffering. Knowing this as it really is, the wise realize Nibbana, the highest bliss.


Health is the highest gain and contentment the greatest wealth. A trustworthy person is the best kinsman, Nibbana the highest bliss.


Having savoured the taste of solitude and peace, pain-free and stainless they become, drinking deep the taste of the bliss of Truth.


Good it is to see the Noble Ones, to live with them is ever blissful. One will always be happy by not encountering fools.


Indeed, they who move in the company of fools grieve for long. Association with fools is ever painful, like partnership with an enemy.


But happy is association with the wise, like meeting one's own kin.


Therefore, follow the Noble One, who is steadfast, wise, learned, dutiful and devout.


One should follow only such a person, who is truly good and discerning, even as the moon follows the path of the stars.


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