Monthly Archives: March 2011

WEEKLY WISDOM 28/03/2011

Arouse your will, supreme and great,
Practice love, give joy and protection;
Let your giving be like space,
Without discrimination or limitation.

Do good things, not for your own sake
But for all the beings in the universe;
Save and make free everyone you encounter,
Help them attain the wisdom of the way.
– Prajnaparamita

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WEEKLY WISDOM 21/03/2011

It’s not good,
the doing of the deed
that, once it’s done,
you regret,
whose result you reap crying,
your face in tears.

It’s good,
the doing of the deed,
that, once it’s done,
you don’t regret,
whose result you reap gratified,
happy at heart.

– Dhammapada [5]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 14/03/2011

“Where, for instance, is the identity of myself? There’s a special quality that makes me different from everything else and also from all other selves. And I want that identity, my own self, to continue. So where does that identity dwell?”

“Where indeed?” asked the Buddha. “That self to which you cling is in constant change. Years ago you were a baby, then a youth, and now a man. Which is your true self—that of yesterday, that of today, or that of tomorrow which you so long to preserve?”

“I see I have misunderstood things,” replied Kutadanta slowly, “and although I find it hard to endure the light, the truth now dawns on me that there is no separate and enduring self. I will take my refuge in your teaching and find that which is continuing and everlasting in the truth.”

– Majjhima Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 07/03/2011

Regard him as one who points out treasure, the wise one who seeing your faults rebukes you.
Stay with this sort of sage.
For the one who stays with a sage of this sort, things get better, not worse.
– Dhammapada [6]

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