Evil Seems Sweet Until It Ripens (Dhammapada Verse 119) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ven. Londonaye Dammagawesi Thero   
Saturday, 05 December 2009 09:45

Pāpopi passati badran
Yawa pāpan n pachchati
Yada ta pachchti pāpan
Atha pāpo pāpāni passati

As long as evil ripens not,
even the evil one goodness knows,
but when the evil ripens
then the person evil knows.

Explanation: The evil doer even sees evil as good. When evil begins to mature, the evil doer will understand evil to be evil.

When one is doing bad or the wrong there is a fair, just, right reasoning to continue. When the bad has ripened or matured the consequences and the repercussions are all over whelming and each finds it difficult to face the outcome. this is just the aggressive and arrogant nature in most of us in a very competitive, comparative & inconsiderate existence. Bikku Dhammagawesi

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