1. Mental perception is the lead in mind that causes everything to happen. It is founded on our thoughts. Our life is the creation of our mind which is supreme. If one speaks or acts or plans with wicked mind, suffering and pain will follow as the wheel of a cart that follows the hoof of the ox.
2. Mental perception is the lead in mind that causes everything to happen. It is founded on our thoughts. Our life is the creation of our mind which is supreme. If one speaks or acts or plans with pure mind, joy and peace will follow like a shadow that never leaves the body.
7. The person who lives as though the things of the world were pleasurable, with senses uncontrolled and food immoderate, lazy and weak will be overpowered by Mara (craving), like the wind throws down a weak tree.
8. The person who lives as though the things of the world were not pleasurable, with senses well controlled and food moderate, faithful and strong , will not be overpowered by Mara (craving), like a mountain unshaken by the wind.
17. The evil-doer suffers in this world and, he suffers in the next, he suffers in both. He suffers when he thinks of the evil he has done: he suffers even more when he has gone in the evil path to hell.
18. The virtuous man rejoices in this world, and he rejoices in the next world: the man who does well rejoices in both worlds. "I have done good deed", thus he rejoices and even happier when he has gone on the good path to heaven.
19. If a man speaks many religious words of the Buddha (Tipita-ka) but does not put it into practice, this thoughtless man cannot enjoy the life of religion, like a cowherd counting others' cows, without knowing the taste of the milk.
20. If a man speaks a few religious words and yet he lives the life of those words (Dhamma), free from passion, hatred and illusion – with right vision and a free mind, craving for nothing both now and hereafter – the life of this man is a life of faithfulness in religion.