Verse 201. Happy About Both Victory And Defeat

Victory gives rise to hate,
those defeated lie in pain,
happily rest the Peaceful
surrendering victory-defeat.

Explanation: Victory brings hatred into being. The defeated person lives in misery. But the person, whose mind is calm and tranquil, lives happily as he has risen above both victory and defeat.


Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada – 423 Verses

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