5th-century Indian Theravada Buddhist commentator, translator and philosopher
Buddhaghoṣa was a 5th-century Indian Theravada Buddhist commentator and scholar.
- Only virtue's water can
wash out the stain in living things.
- 1.24, p. 13
- Shine as they may, there are no kings
Adorned with jewelry and pearls
That shine as does a man restrained
Adorned with virtue's ornament.
- 1.24, pp. 13-14
- He whose mind is satisfied
with virtue that has been achieved,
Who never thinks to stir himself
And take a meditation subject up,
Contented with mere virtuousness,
Nor striving for a higher state—
His virtue bears the appellation
Of that partaking of stagnation.
- 1:39, p. 18
- Hate seeks out only unreal faults, while understanding seeks out only real faults.
- 3:76, p. 97