Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 29/08/2011

All the delightful things of the world–sweet sounds, lovely forms, all the pleasant tastes and touches and thoughts–these are all agreed to bring happiness if they are not grasped and possessed. But if you regard them merely as pleasures for your own use and satisfaction and do not see them as passing wonders, they will… Read More WEEKLY WISDOM 29/08/2011

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 22/08/2011

“But what makes these ‘experts’ preach their opinion and call it truth?” asked the inquirer. “Is it an inheritance of humankind to do this, or is it merely something they gain satisfaction from?” “Apart from consciousness,” answered the Buddha, “no absolute truths exist. False reasoning declares one view to be true and another view wrong.… Read More WEEKLY WISDOM 22/08/2011

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 15/08/2011

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 anymore. – Ajahn Chah, “Still Forest Pool”

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 08/08/2011

“Great Teacher,” said Upashiva, “when one is free from attachment and craving, when everything is let go and one depends on emptiness, will one be permanently in that state?” “When you are free from craving for sense pleasures and when you are aware of emptiness, you are free in a supreme way and that will… Read More WEEKLY WISDOM 08/08/2011