මිත්තා තෙරණිය ගේ ගාථාවæ
පින්වත් මිත්තා" ශ්රද්ධාවෙන් මහණ වෙච්ච ඔයා කළ්යාණ මිත්රයන් ගේ ආශ්රයට කැමති වෙන්න. උත=ම් අරහත්වය උදෙසා ම ක=i,a oyï jvkak'
fï ñ;a;d kï ry;a f;rKsh jod, .d:djhs'
Hatred is Overcome Only by Non-hatred
Never here by enmity
are those with enmity allayed,
they are allayed by amity,
this is the timeless Truth.
Explanation: Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method is of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom.