Monthly Archives: April 2013

WEEKLY WISDOM 29/04/2013

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 practicing 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 26/04/2013

The body in which one can see the truth will die out, like a fan palm, without any future. But that which is the truth, that which is existence itself, is there although it is deep and infinitely hard to understand. Like the great ocean, one cannot fathom it.

– Digha Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 22/04/2013

Most people fail to see this reality, for they are attached to what they cling to, to pleasures and delights. Since all the world is so attached to material things, it’s very difficult for people to grasp how everything originates in conditions and causes.. It’s a hard job for them to see the meaning of the fact that everything, including ourselves, depends on everything else and has no permanent self-existence.

– Majjhima Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 15/04/2013

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 08/04/2013

Evil is done by oneself
by oneself is one defiled.
Evil is left undone by oneself
by oneself is one cleansed.
Purity & impurity are one’s own doing.
No one purifies another.
No one purifies one.

– Dhammapada [12]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 01/04/2013

Live the Dhamma well.
Don’t live it badly.
One who lives the Dhamma
sleeps with ease
in this world & the next.
– Dhammapada [13]

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