Dhammapada XVII L’ira
221 Abbandona l’ira, abbandona l’orgoglio,
liberati da ogni attaccamento.
Chi non si appropria di nulla,
chi non è legato ai nomi e alle forme
va al di là della sofferenza.
222 Controlla la rabbia
come un buon auriga
governa il suo carro impazzito.
223 Vinci l’ira con la delicatezza,
la cattiveria con la bontà,
l’avarizia con la generosità,
la menzogna con la verità.
224 Sii sincero,
non lasciarti trascinare dall’ira,
condividi ciò che hai, anche se. è poco.
Queste tre chiavi aprono la porta del cielo.
225 Sii padrone del tuo corpo,
non ferire alcun essere
e raggiungerai l’eterna dimora
al di là della sofferenza.
226 Sii costantemente consapevole,
osservati notte e giorno,
cerca soltanto la liberazione
e ogni impurità si dissolverà.
227 C’è un vecchio detto:
“La gente ti biasima se taci,
ti biasima se parli troppo
e ti biasima se parli troppo poco”.
Nessuno sfugge al biasimo.
228 Il mondo trova sempre modo
di mescolare il biasimo alla lode.
Così è sempre stato e sempre sarà.
229 Ma chi oserà biasimare
l’uomo saggio e virtuoso,
meditativo e immacolato?
230 Egli splende come oro puro.
Perfino gli dei lo lodano.
231 Osserva il manifestarsi ~dell’ira
nel tuo corpo.
Sii padrone del tuo corpo,
abitalo con purezza.
232 Osserva il manifestarsi dell’ira
nelle tue parole.
Sii padrone delle tue parole,
abitale con purezza.
233 Osserva il manifestarsi dell’ira
nei tuoi pensieri.
Sii padrone dei tuoi pensieri,
abitali con purezza.
234 Padrone del proprio corpo,
delle proprie parole,
dei propri pensieri,
il saggio è padrone di sé.
Give up anger; renounce pride;
transcend all worldly attachments.
No sufferings touch the person
who is not attached to name and form,
who calls nothing one’s own.
Whoever restrains rising anger like a chariot gone astray,
that one I call a real driver;
others merely hold the reins.
Overcome anger by love; overcome wrong by good;
overcome the miserly by generosity, and the liar by truth.
Speak the truth; do not yield to anger;
give even if asked for a little.
These three steps lead you to the gods.
The wise who hurt no one, who always control their body,
go to the unchangeable place,
where, once they have gone, they suffer no more.
Those who are always aware, who study day and night,
who aspire for nirvana, their passions will come to an end.
This is an old saying, Atula, not just from today:
“They blame the person who is silent;
they blame the person who talks much;
they also blame the person who talks in moderation;
there is no one on earth who is not blamed.”
There never was, nor ever will be, nor is there now
anyone who is always blamed or anyone who is always praised.
But the one whom those who discriminate praise
continually day after day as without fault,
wise, rich in knowledge and virtue,
who would dare to blame that person,
who is like a gold coin from the Jambu river?
That one is praised even by the gods, even by Brahma.
Be aware of bodily anger and control your body.
Let go of the body’s wrongs
and practice virtue with your body.
Be aware of the tongue’s anger and control your tongue.
Let go of the tongue’s wrongs
and practice virtue with your tongue.
Be aware of the mind’s anger and control your mind.
Let go of the mind’s wrongs
and practice virtue with your mind.
The wise who control their body,
who control their tongue,
the wise who control their mind are truly well controlled.
I due viandanti e l’orso – Esopo
Due amici viaggiavano insieme,
quand’ecco apparire davanti a loro un grosso orso.
Uno di loro salì veloce su un albero e si nascose,
mentre l’altro, che stava per essere preso,
si gettò al suolo fingendo di essere morto.
L’orso gli avvicinò il muso, annusandolo, ed egli tratteneva il respiro,
perché, a quanto pare, l’orso non tocca i cadaveri.
Quando l’orso si fu allontanato, quello sull’albero discese e chiese:
<< Cosa ti ha detto nell’orecchio quando ti annusava ? >>
<< Di non viaggiare mai più con un compagno che,
nel pericolo, non rimane al tuo fianco. >>
La favola mostra che le disgrazie
mettono alla prova la bontà degli amici
The two hikers and the bear – Aesop
Two friends traveling together,
when suddenly appear in front of them a big bear.
One of them came up fast on a tree and hid,
while the other, which was about to be taken,
he fell to the ground pretending to be dead.
The bear approached the snout, sniffing it, and he was holding his breath,
because, apparently, the bear does not touch the corpses.
When the bear was gone, the tree came down and asked:
<< What you said in your ear when you sniffing? >>
<< Of never travel with a companion,
in danger, it does not stay by your side. >>
The fable shows that misfortunes
test the kindness of friends
I Roxy Music sono stati un gruppo musicale glam rock britannico attivo tra il 1971 e il 1983.
Considerati una delle maggiori influenze per il movimento musicale new romantic e synthpop dei primi anni ottanta, in particolare al riguardo di gruppi come Duran Duran, ABC, Spandau Ballet, Japan.
Roxy Music were an English glam rock group formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group’s lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). Other former members include Brian Eno (synthesiser and “treatments”), Eddie Jobson (synthesiser and violin), and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.
Roxy Music attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s, beginning with their debut album, Roxy Music (1972). The band was highly influential as leading proponents of the more experimental, musically sophisticated element of glam, as well as a significant influence on early English punk music. They also provided a model for many new wave acts and the experimental electronic groups of the early 1980s. The group is distinguished by their visual and musical sophistication and their preoccupation with style and glamour. Ferry and co-founding member Eno have also had influential solo careers, the latter becoming one of the most significant record producers and collaborators of the late 20th century. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Roxy Music No. 98 on its “The Immortals – 100 The Greatest Artists of All Time” list.
The band’s last studio album was 1982’s Avalon. In 2005 they began recording a new studio album, which would have been their ninth, and would have been their first record since 1973 with Brian Eno, who wrote two songs for it and also played keyboards. However, Bryan Ferry eventually confirmed that material from these sessions would be released as a Ferry solo album, with Eno playing on “a couple of tracks,” and that he doesn’t think they’ll ever record as Roxy Music again. The album ultimately became Ferry’s 2010 album Olympia.
Roxy Music played a series of 40th anniversary shows in 2011, but has since become inactive as a performing entity
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