The scents of flowers and saps and roots
go only on the wind,
but the scent of the good man
goes in all directions
with and against the wind.
Not from all things turn away the mind,
if mind be well restrained -
But where whatever evil be,
at that repelled is mind well-trained.
- SN 1.1.24, olds, trans.
[AN 3.103] Lamentation, the Olds translation,
Linked to the Pali and the Woodward translation.
The Buddha says that singing is just lamentation, dancing is just madness, and laughter is just childishness. Destroy the bridge, he says, to singing and dancing; It is enough, if something is really worthy of rejoicing, to simply smile.
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