Keep your goodness Like salt retains its saltiness.

Keep your goodness Like salt retains its saltiness.

[Pali]

Rạk-k̄hịy-ya xạt-ta-no wā-t̄hung la-wa-ṇạng lo-ṇa-tạng ya-t̄hā

[Translation]

“Keep your goodness Like salt retains its saltiness.”

Doing good is like rowing in a boat against the current. Surely can do with difficulty As for evil deeds It is like rowing along the river. Surely can be done easily Because it does not require much effort Just let the water flow.

People when they have done some good deeds But if for a certain period of time they accidentally do evil Inevitably became evil Any good that has been done will be ignored. Because people will only look at those evil deeds and curse them all

Therefore, it is of great importance that people should keep their goodness constant and not diminish. And try to do better even better. Even if you can’t make it better It should not let the good down. Make yourself like salt. That no matter where it is, it still has the same salty taste.


Contents of Buddhist Proverbs

Section on Self✅ Section on Death
Section on Precaution✅ Section on Friends
Section on Karma✅ Section on Request
Section on Passion✅ Section on the King
Section on Anger✅ Section on Speech
✅ Section on Patience✅ Section on Effort
✅ Section on Mind✅ Section on Retribution
✅ Section on Win✅ Section on Truth
✅ Section on Giving✅ Section on Consciousness
✅ Section on Suffering✅ Section on Faith
✅ Section on the Dharma✅ Section on Contentment
✅ Miscellaneous Category✅ Section on Recluses
✅ Section on Wisdom✅ Section on Unity
✅ Section on Negligence✅ Section on Precepts
✅ Section on Sin✅ Section on Happiness
✅ Section on Personnel✅ Section on Fellowship
✅ Section on Merit

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