Monthly Archives: February 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]
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
He’s called an elder,
His impurities disgorged, Enlightened.
– Dhammpada 
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 
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