Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 31/01/2011

Free from anger, duties observed, principled, with no overbearing pride, trained, a ‘last-body’: he’s what I call a brahmin. Like water on a lotus leaf, a mustard seed on the tip of an awl, he doesn’t adhere to sensual pleasures: he’s what I call a brahmin. -Dhammapada [26]

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 24/01/2011

When, having gone to the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha for refuge, you see with right discernment the four noble truths– stress, the cause of stress, the transcending of stress, & the noble eightfold path, the way to the stilling of stress: that’s the secure refuge, that, the supreme refuge, having gone to which, you gain… Read More WEEKLY WISDOM 24/01/2011

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 17/01/2011

Kutadanta accused the Buddha: “I am told that you teach the law of life and the way, yet you tear down religion. Your followers despise rituals and abandon sacrifices. But reverence for the gods can only be shown through sacrifices. The very nature of religion is that of worship and sacrifice.” The Buddha replied: “Greater… Read More WEEKLY WISDOM 17/01/2011

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 10/01/2011

Phenomena are preceded by the heart ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a calm, bright heart, then happiness follows you, like a shadow that never leaves. – Dhammapada [1]