Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 30/06/2010

Sandalwood, tagara, lotus, & jasmine: Among these scents, The scent of virtue Is unsurpassed. Next to nothing, this fragrance –sandalwood, tagara— while the scent of the virtuous wafts to the gods, supreme. -Dhammapada [4]

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 29/06/2010

One should not strike a brahmin, nor should the brahmin let loose with his anger. Shame on the brahmin’s killer. More shame on the brahmin. whose anger’s let loose. -Dhammapada [389]

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 28/06/2010

Nothing’s better for the brahmin than when the mind is held back from what is endearing and not. However his harmful-heartedness wears away, that’s how stress simply comes to rest. -Dhammapada [390]

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 27/06/2010

Having slain anger, one sleeps soundly; Having slain anger, one does not sorrow; The killing of anger, With its poisoned root and honeyed tip: This is the killing the noble ones praise, For having slain that, one does not sorrow. -Buddha

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 24/06/2010

Meditation is like a single log of wood. Insight and investigation are one end of the log; calm and concentration are the other end. If you lift up the whole log, both sides come up at once. Which is concentration and which is insight? Just this mind. -Ajahn Chah, “Still Forest Pool”

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 23/06/2010

If there were no freedom, beings could never disentangle themselves from the world. But since there is freedom to transcend the world, beings are able to become disentangled. -Anguttara Nikaya

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 22/06/2010

A man long absent comes home safe from afar. His kin, his friends, his companions, delight in his return. In just the same way, when you’ve done good & gone from this world to the world beyond, your good deeds receive you; as kin, someone dear come home. -Dhammapada [16]

Buddhist Wisdom

DAILY WISDOM 21/06/2010

Abandoning malicious speech, he abstains from malicious speech; he does not repeat elsewhere what he has heard here in order to divide (those people) from these, nor does he repeat to these people what he has heard elsewhere in order to divide (these people) from those; thus he is one who reunites those who are… Read More DAILY WISDOM 21/06/2010