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How to Write a Legacy
There are three kinds of people in the world.
The first are those who are like letters carved in
; they easily give way to anger and retain their angry thoughts for a long time.
The second are those who are like letters written in sand; they give way to anger also, but their angry thoughts quickly pass away.
The third are those who are like letters written in running
; they do not retain their passing thoughts; they let abuse and uncomfortable gossip pass by unnoticed; their minds are always pure and undisturbed.
--Anguttara Nikaya 3-130
as translated in
The Teaching of the Buddha
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