Brahmadatta—Bhikkhu Sujato

1.1Verses of the Senior Monks

2.1The Book of the Sixes

3.1Chapter One

4.16.12. Brahmadatta

5.1For one free of anger, tamed, living in balance,
5.2freed by right knowledge,
5.3at peace, poised:
5.4where would anger come from?

6.1When you get angry at an angry person
6.2you just make things worse for yourself.
6.3When you don’t get angry at an angry person
6.4you win a battle hard to win.

7.1When you know that the other is angry,
7.2you act for the good of both
7.3yourself and the other
7.4if you’re mindful and stay calm.

8.1People unfamiliar with the teaching
8.2consider one who heals both
8.3oneself and the other
8.4to be a fool.

9.1If anger arises in you,
9.2reflect on the simile of the saw;
9.3if craving for flavors arises in you,
9.4remember the simile of the child’s flesh.

10.1If your mind runs off
10.2to sensual pleasures and future lives,
10.3quickly curb it with mindfulness,
10.4as one would curb a greedy cow eating corn.