He who would conquer just one

With my uncle at the hospital. My uncle has been close friend of my big sis’ father in law who just passed a way on Christmas day. Hope he will go home soon so we could attend the funeral service together. He misses my big sis’ father in law so much.

Greater in battle
than the man who would conquer
a thousand-thousand men,
is he who would conquer
just one —
himself.
Better to conquer yourself
than others.
When you’ve trained yourself,
living in constant self-control,
neither a deva nor gandhabba,
nor a Mara banded with Brahmas,
could turn that triumph
back into defeat.

― Gautama Buddha

Posted on: December 29, 2015 7:32 pm