Monthly Archives: October 2010

WEEKLY WISDOM 25/10/2010

Through the round of many births I roamed without reward, without rest, seeking the house-builder. Painful is birth again & again. House-builder, you’re seen! You will not build a house again. All your rafters broken, the ridge pole destroyed, gone to the Unformed, the mind has come to the end of craving.
– Dhammapada [11]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 18/10/2010

Listen to the sound of water. Listen to the water running through chasms and rocks. It is the minor streams that make a loud noise; the great waters flow silently.
The hollow resounds and the full is still. Foolishness is like a half-filled pot; the wise man is a lake full of water.
– Sutta Nipata

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WEEKLY WISDOM 11/10/2010

Greed, I say, is a great flood; it is a whirlpool sucking one down, a constant yearning, seeking a hold, continually in movement; difficult to cross is the morass of sensual desire. A sage does not deviate from truth, a brahmana stands on firm ground; renouncing all, he is truly called ‘calmed.’
– Sutta Nipata

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WEEKLY WISDOM 04/10/2010

Not up in the air,
nor in the middle of the sea,
nor going into a cleft in the mountains
—nowhere on earth—
is a spot to be found
where you could stay & escape
your evil deed.
– Dhammapada [9]

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