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I am looking for a text that I recall having seen in which the Buddha says something like: There is no rest for those who are obsessed with thoughts such as 'he has wronged/harmed me' and similar.

It may have been the Dhammapada...any help is appreciated.

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Yes that's verse 3 of the opening chapter of the Dhammapada,

  1. Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox.

  2. Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow.

  3. "He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me." Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred.

  4. "He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me." Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred.

  5. Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.

  6. There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die. But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.

  • Good find Chris! There's another dhammapada verse that's similar to this that the OP may find useful as well, I can't find it ATM though; its something along the lines of "emnity does not vanquish emnity. I just thought I'd throw it out there if you have a minute to link it too; I don't think it's the verse he's looking for, but its very similar in concept so I thought it might be of use :) – Ryan Dec 14 '15 at 21:03
  • @Ryan I think that "emnity does not vanquish emnity" is verse 5, above. – ChrisW Dec 14 '15 at 21:13
  • LOL sure enough, I didn't read that far :) – Ryan Dec 14 '15 at 21:47
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    @adamokkha Ven. Yuttadhammo also has translated readings of the associated stories on his YouTube channel, if you're interested :) – Ryan Dec 14 '15 at 22:37

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