Dhammapada on Evil and Good

 

Make haste in doing good and restrain the mind from evil; if one is slow in doing good, the mind finds delight in evil.

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If a man commits evil let him not repeat it again and again; let him not delight in it, for the accumulation of sin brings suffering.

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If a man has done good, let him keep on doing it. Let him create an inclination to it. The accumulation of good means happiness. 

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An evil man encounters good so long as his evil behaviour does not bear fruit, but when his evil behaviour bears fruit, then the evil man encounters the evil consequences. 

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A  good man encounters evil so long as his good behaviour does not bear fruit, but when his good behaviour bears fruit, then the good man encounters the good consequences. 
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Do not think lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.” By the constant fall of water drops, a pitcher is filled; likewise the unwise person, accumulating evil little by little, becomes full of evil.
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Do not think lightly of merit, saying, “It will not come to me.” By the constant fall of water drops, a pitcher is filled; likewise the wise person, accumulating merit little by little, becomes full of merit.
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Not in the sky, not in the middle of the ocean, not even in the cave of a mountain, should one seek refuge, for there exists no place in the world where one can escape the effects of wrongdoing.
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Not in the sky, not in the middle of the ocean, not even in the cave of a mountain, should one seek refuge, for there exists no place in the world where one will not be overpowered by death.
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– Dhammapada – one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures.
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