Monthly Archives: January 2012

WEEKLY WISDOM 30/01/2012

Don’t be afraid of doing good. It’s another name for happiness, for all that is dear and delightful–this phrase “doing good.”

Whoever would live well,
Long lasting, bringing bliss–
Let him be generous, be calm,
And cultivate the doing of good.

By practising these three,
These three bliss-bringing things,
The wise one lives without regret
His world infused with happiness.

– Itivuttaka Sutta

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WEEKLY WISDOM 23/01/2012

Ajita asked: “What is it that smothers the world and makes it so hard to see? What is it that pollutes the world and seems to threaten it?”

The Buddha answered: “It is ignorance that smothers, and it is carelessness and greed that make it invisible. The hunger of craving pollutes the world, and the pain of suffering causes the greatest fear.”

-Sutta Nipata

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WEEKLY WISDOM 16/01/2012

A monk can be very gentle, very peaceful, while there are no hard words to assail him. But when hard words are directed at him, it is then that he must be really gentle and peaceful.

– Majjhima Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 09/01/2012

It is necessary to cultivate some discipline of mind, for an undisciplined mind always finds excuses to act selfishly and thoughtlessly. When the mind is undisciplined, the body is also undisciplined, and so is speech and action.

– Anguttara Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 02/01/2012

Live in joy,
In love,
Even among those who hate.

Live in joy,
In health,
Even among the afflicted.

Live in joy,
In peace,
Even among the troubled.

Look within.
Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of the way.

– Dhammapada

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