Monthly Archives: May 2013

WEEKLY WISDOM 27/05/2013

Long for the wakeful is the night.
Long for the weary, a league.
For fools
unaware of True Dhamma,
samsara is long.

– Dhammapada [60]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 20/05/2013

They awaken, always wide awake:
Buddha’s disciples
whose mindfulness, both day and night,
is constantly immersed
in the body.

– Dhammapada [299]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 13/05/2013

Compassion is characterized as promoting the aspect of allaying suffering. Its function resides in not [enduring] others’ suffering. It is manifested as non-cruelty. Its proximate cause is to see helplessness in those overwhelmed by suffering. It succeeds when it makes cruelty subside, and it fails when it produces sorrow.

– Buddhaghosa, “Visuddhimagga”

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WEEKLY WISDOM 07/05/2013

A name is imposed on what is thought to be a thing or a state and this divides it from other things and other states. But when you pursue what lies behind the name, you find a greater and greater subtlety that has no divisions. Atoms of dust are not really atoms of dust but are merely called that. In the same way, a world is not a world but is merely called that.

– Visuddhi Magga

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