Monthly Archives: June 2011

WEEKLY WISDOM 27/06/2011

One who stays focused on the beautiful,
is unrestrained with the senses,
knowing no moderation in food,
apathetic, unenergetic:
Mara overcomes him
as the wind, a weak tree.

One who stays focused on the foul,
is restrained with regard to the senses,
knowing moderation in food,
full of conviction & energy:
Mara does not overcome him
as the wind, a mountain of rock.
– Dhammapada

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WEEKLY WISDOM 20/06/2011

Right speech, harmlessness,
Restraint in speaking ill of others,
Moderation in food, at peace in remoteness and solitude,
Devotion to higher meditation.
This is the teaching of the Buddhas.
– Dhammapada [185]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 13/06/2011

Few are the people
who reach the Far Shore.
These others
simply scurry along this shore.

But those who practice Dhamma
in the line with the well-taught Dhamma,
will cross over the realm of Death
so hard to transcend.
– Dhammapada [6]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 06/06/2011

Do not go after the past,
Nor lose yourself in the future.
For the past no longer exists,
And the future is not yet here.
By looking deeply at things just as they are,
In this moment, here and now,
The seeker lives calmly and freely.
You should be attentive today,
For waiting until tomorrow is too late.
Death can come and take us by surprise–
How can we gainsay it?
The one who knows
How to live attentively
Night and day
Is the one who knows
The best way to be independent.

– Bhaddekaraththa Sutra

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