Monthly Archives: October 2012

WEEKLY WISDOM 29/10/2012

That people are unknowing does not mean that they are unknowing like cows or goats. Even ignorant people look for a pathway to reality. But, searching for it, they often misunderstand what they encounter. They pursue names and categories instead of going beyond that name to that which is real.

– Digha Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 22/10/2012

I have taught the way without making any distinction between inner and outer teaching. For in respect of the truth there must be no such thing as the “closed fist” of the teacher, who hides some essential knowledge from the pupil. Secrecy is the mark of false doctrine.

– Digha Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 15/10/2012

The non-doing of any evil,
the performance of what’s skillful,
the cleansing of one’s own mind:
this is the teaching
of the Awakened.

– Dhammapada [13]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 08/10/2012

Not by silence
does someone confused
& unknowing
turn into a sage.
but whoever–wise,
as if holding the scales,
taking the excellent–
rejects evil deeds;
he is a sage,
that’s how he’s a sage.
Whoever can weigh
both sides of the world:
that’s how he’s called a sage.

– Dhammapada [19]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 01/10/2012

The man immersed in
gathering blossoms,
his heart distracted:
death sweeps him away–
as a great flood,
a village asleep.

The man immersed in
gathering blossoms,
his heart distracted,
insatiable in sensual pleasures:
the End-Maker holds him
under his sway.

– Dhammapada [4]

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