Monthly Archives: March 2012

WEEKLY WISDOM 26/03/2012

Greed, I say, is a great flood; it is a whirlpool sucking one down, a constant yearning, seeking a hold, continually in movement; difficult to cross is the morass of sensual desire. A sage does not deviate from truth, a brahmana stands on firm ground; renouncing all, he is truly called ‘calmed.’
– Sutta Nipata

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WEEKLY WISDOM 19/03/2012

A student asked: “For all the different people who have come to listen to your words, please tell us about the way you have found and known.”

The Buddha answered: “When you take things it is because of a thirst, a clinging, and a grasping. You should lose that and lose it altogether, above, below, around, and within. It makes no difference what it is you are grasping. When you grasp, you are losing your freedom. Realize this and grasp at nothing. Then you will cease being a creature of attachment, tied to the powers of death.”

– Sutta Nipata

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WEEKLY WISDOM 12/03/2012

Focus, not on the rudeness of others,
not on what they’ve done
or left undone,
but on what you
have & haven’t done
yourself.

– Dhammapada [4]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 05/03/2012

If you want to know the past, to know what has caused you, look at yourself in the present, for that is the past’s effect. If you want to know your future, then look at yourself in the present, for that is the cause of the future.

– Majjhima Nikaya

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