Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 30/04/2010

Whose minds are well-developed in the factors of self-awakening, who delight in non-clinging, relinquishing grasping– resplendent, their effluents ended: they, in the world, are Unbound. -Dhammapada

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 29/04/2010

Love yourself and be awake- Today, tomorrow, always. First establish yourself in the way, Then teach others, And so defeat sorrow. To straighten the crooked You must first do a harder thing- Straighten yourself. You are your only master. Who else? Subdue yourself, And discover your master. – Dhammapada

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 27/04/2010

Only for his ruin does renown come to the fool. It ravages his bright fortune & rips his head apart. He would want unwarranted status, preeminence among monks, authority among monasteries, homage from lay families. -Dhammapada

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 25/04/2010

It is not by the amount that giving is productive of reward but rather by the generous impulse behind it. Therefore even so little as a handful of rice flour given with a pure heart becomes something that will bring great reward. -Vimana Vatthu

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 24/04/2010

Before, this mind went wandering however it pleased, wherever it wanted, by whatever way that it liked. Today I will hold it aptly in check– as one wielding a goad, an elephant in rut. -Dhammapada

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 23/04/2010

Compassion is characterized as promoting the aspect of allaying suffering. Its function resides in not [enduring] others’ suffering. It is manifested as non-cruelty. Its proximate cause is to see helplessness in those overwhelmed by suffering. It succeeds when it makes cruelty subside, and it fails when it produces sorrow. – Visuddhimagga (Buddhaghosha Thero)

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 22/04/2010

[At Saavatthii the Blessed One said:] “Monks, there are these five groups of clinging. What five? The body-group of clinging, the feeling-group, the perception-group, the mental-formation-group, the consciousness-group of clinging. “And when, monks, the Ariyan disciple understands as they really are the arising and the passing away, the attractiveness and the danger, and the deliverance… Read More DAILY WISDOM 22/04/2010

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 21/04/2010

Even the evil meet with good fortune as long as their evil has yet to mature. But when it’s matured that’s when they meet with evil. Even the good meet with bad fortune as long as their good has yet to mature. But when it’s matured that’s when they meet with good fortune. -Dhammapada