Monthly Archives: April 2011

WEEKLY WISDOM 25/04/2011

“You tell me to stand still, but I am not walking,” he shouted, “whereas you who are walking say you are still. How is it that you are standing still but I am not?”

The Buddha turned round. “My legs move but my mind is still,” he said. “Your legs are still but your mind moves all the time in a fire of anger, hatred, and feverish desire. Therefore, I am still but you are not.”

– Majjhima Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 13/04/2011

Drinking the Dhamma, refreshed by the Dhamma, one sleeps at ease with clear awareness & calm. In the Dhamma revealed by the noble ones, the wise person always delights.

– Dhammapada [6]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 11/04/2011

Life’s easy to live
for someone unscrupulous,
cunning as a crow,
corrupt, back-biting,
forward and brash;

But for someone who’s constantly
scrupulous, cautious,
observant, sincere,
pure in his livelihood,
clean in his pursuits,
it’s hard.

– Dhammapada [18]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 04/04/2011

A Brahman named Sangarava bathed every morning and evening in the river so that he could be cleansed from whatever sin he might have committed during the day. To him, the Buddha said, “If bathing could purify one from sins, then all the frogs, turtles, and crocodiles would be free from sin! The real lake is the lake of goodness, with grace as its shore for bathing. Clear and undefiled, it soothes all who immerse themselves. Plunge into the waters of goodness and learn to swim.”
– Samyutta Nikaya

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