Unselfishness showers others with good fruits,
With inner freedom one always gives easily,
Before long, the world fills with true friends,
A world of overflowing riches and pervasive kindness.
Without selfishness, loving kindness emerges naturally
— Naturally considerate, naturally applying Dhamma in all actions,
No chance of killing, of stealing, of sexually abusing,
Not deceiving anyone and not drunk in the least way.
Without selfishness there’s no self to grasp, which
Ends the source of all the afflictive emotions, thus
Incapable of greed, hatred, and delusion, maintaining
Mind-body clean, clear, and calm, approaching Nibbana.
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