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Hatred is overcome only by non-hatred

Hatred is overcome only by non-hatred

Weragoda
Sarada Maha Thero

Na hi verena verani
Sammantidha kudacanam
Averena ca sammanti
Esa dhammo sanantano

Never here by enmity
Are those with enmity allayed,
They are allayed by amity,
This is a timeless Truth.

Commentary

The principal revealed in this verse is clear. Quarrels can never come to an end by quarrelling. War can never end through further wars. Enmity never ends by returning enmity for enmity. Only by giving up anger, enmity, quarrelling and wars that these evils can be stopped. It is through friendliness, forgiving and forgetting that enmity ceases.

While residing at the Jetavana Monastery in Savatthi, the Buddha spoke this verse, with reference to a certain woman who was barren and another capable of bearing a child.

Once there lived a householder, whose wife was barren. Being unable to bear a child and afraid that she would be mistreated by her husband and her mother-in-law, she arranged for her husband to marry another woman. But on two occasions, as soon as she knew the second wife was pregnant, the barren wife gave her food mixed with drugs causing her to have a miscarriage. On her third pregnancy, the pregnant wife kept it to herself without informing the barren wife. But when the latter came to know about it, she again caused an abortion. Eventually the second wife died in childbirth. Before her death, the unfortunate woman was filled with hatred and vowed vengeance on the barren wife and her future offspring. Thus a feud started.

Among their later existences the two were reborn as a hen and a female cat; a doe and a leopards; and finally as the daughter of a nobleman in Savatthi and a female evil spirit. One day she (Kali Yakkhini) was in pursuit of the nobleman’s daughter and her baby. When this lady heard that the Buddha was giving a religious discourse at the Jetavana Monastery, she fled to him and placed her son at his feet for protection. The evil spirit was prevented from entering the Monastery. She was later called in and both the lady and the evil spirit were admonished by the Buddha. The Buddha told them about their past trouble as rival wives and how they had been harboring hatred towards each other. They were made to see that hatred could only cause more hatred, and that it could only cease through friendship, understanding, and goodwill. Both realised their mistake, and on the admonition of the Buddha, made their peace with each other.

The Buddha then requested the woman to hand over her son to the evil spirit. Fearing for the safety of her son, she hesitated, but because of her devotion and confidence in the Buddha she did hand over her son.

The child was warmly received by the evil spirit. After kissing and caressing the child tenderly like her own son, she handed back the child to his mother. As a result, there was no more hatred.

මැදින් අව අටවක පෝය 

මැදින් අව අටවක පෝය මාර්තු 16 වන දා සඳුදා පූර්ව භාග 03.19 ට ලබයි. 17 වන දා අඟහරුවාදා පූර්ව භාග 02.59 දක්වා පෝය පවතී. සිල් සමාදන්වීම මාර්තු 16 වන දා සඳුදා ය.

මීළඟ පෝය මාර්තු 23 වනදා සඳුදා ය.

පොහෝ දින දර්ශනය

Second Quarterඅව අටවක

මාර්තු 16

Full Moonඅමාවක

මාර්තු 23

First Quarterපුර අටවක

අප්‍රේල් 01

Full Moonපසෙලාස්වක

අප්‍රේල් 07

 

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