Buddhist Wisdom

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

Buddhist Wisdom

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

Buddhist Wisdom

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]

Buddhist Wisdom

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]