Monthly Archives: February 2011

WEEKLY WISDOM 28/02/2011

defilements are like a cat. If you feed it, it will keep coming around. Stop feeding it, and eventually it will not bother to come around any more.
– Ajahn Chah [Still Forest Pool]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 21/02/2011

A head of gray hair
doesn’t mean one’s an elder.
Advanced in years,
One’s called an old fool.

But one in whom there is
Truth, restraint,
Rectitude, gentleness,
Self-control–
He’s called an elder,
His impurities disgorged, Enlightened.
– Dhammpada [19]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 14/02/2011

Better to conquer yourself than others.
When you’ve trained yourself,
living in constant self-control,
neither a deva nor gandhabba,
nor a Mara banded with Brahmas,
could turn that triumph back into defeat.
– Dhammapada [8]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 07/02/2011

By charity, goodness, restraint, and self-control men and woman alike can store up a well-hidden treasure. A treasure which cannot be given to others and which robbers cannot steal. A wise person should do good. That is the treasure which will not leave one.
– Khuddhaka Patha

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