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Buddhadharma : Fall 2005
buddhadharma| 57 |fall 2005 vigilance Vigilance is the path to the Deathless; Negligence the path to death. The vigilant do not die; The negligent are as if already dead. Knowing this distinction, Vigilant sages rejoice in vigilance, Delighting In the field of the noble ones. Absorbed in meditation, persevering, Always steadfast, The wise touch Nirvana, The ultimate rest from toil. Glory grows for a person who is Energetic and mindful, Pure and considerate in action, Restrained and vigilant, And who lives the Dharma. Through effort, vigilance, Restraint, and self-control, The wise person can become an island No flood will overwhelm. Unwise, foolish people Give themselves over to negligence. The wise Protect vigilance as the greatest treasure. Don’t give yourself to negligence, Don’t devote yourself to sensual pleasure. Vigilant and absorbed in meditation, One attains abundant happiness. Driving away negligence with vigilance, Ascending the tower of insight and free of sorrow, A sage observes the sorrowing masses As someone standing on a mountain observes fools on the ground below. Vigilant among the negligent, Wide awake among the sleeping, The wise one advances Like a swift horse leaving a weak one behind. With vigilance, Indra became the greatest of the gods. The gods praise vigilance, Forever rejecting negligence. The monastic who delights in vigilance And fears negligence Advances like a fire, Burning fetters subtle and gross. The monastic who delights in vigilance And fears negligence Is incapable of backsliding And is quite close to Nirvana. andraSamelSon