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Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox

Nov 2, 2018

Cherishing others is the wish that others are happy. Cherishing others is the foundation of the spiritual path. It is the endless well of good karma and the rain of happiness for the thirsty. Practicing cherishing others is also the means to solve our problems. If there is a relationship at home or at work fraught with difficulty, cherishing that person will transform this relationship. In this episode, we look at how to cherish others and its many benefits.

In this episode we look study Chapter Two of The Dhammapada, verses 21- 24

Vigilance is the path to the Deathless;

Negligence is 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 fields 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.



The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdale.

Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, by Je Tsongkhap, Volume 2. Pages 35-43. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Joshua Cutler, Editor-in-Chief, and Guy Newlan, Editor.