The Daily Dharma – August 3, 2021

Oil painting still life study of a blue green copper vase with an orange squash set on a bright blue fabric against a dark background with leaves.
Copper Vase, Orange Squash Study Seamus Berkeley

For months the fool may fast,
Eating from the tip of a grass blade.
Still he is not worth a penny
Beside the master whose food is the way.

Fresh milk takes time to sour.
So a fool’s mischief
Takes time to catch up with him.
Like the embers of a fire
It smolders within him.

The Dhammapada
Chapter: The Fool