The Daily Dharma – August 9, 2021

Still life oil painting of a small wicker basket with bright red cherries in it and on the surrounding off white fabric background.
Cherries in a Basket Painting Seamus Berkeley

Whatever a fool learns,
It only makes him duller.
Knowledge cleaves his head.
For then he wants recognition,
A place before other people,
A place over other people.

The Dhammapada
Chapter: The Fool