Buddhist Wisdom

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]

Buddhist Wisdom

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]

Buddhist Wisdom

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