5 Apr
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The Fragrance of Virtue

The perfume of sandalwood,
Rosebay or jasmine
Cannot travel against the wind.

But the fragrance of virtue
Travels even against the wind,
As far as the ends of the world.

Like garlands woven from a heap of flowers,
Fashion from your life as many good deeds.

–from the Dhammapada,
translated by Thomas Byrom

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