Monthly Archives: October 2013

WEEKLY WISDOM 28/10/2013

Seeing error where there is none,
& no error where there is,
beings adopting wrong views
go to a bad destination.

But knowing error as error,
and non-error as non-,
beings adopting right views
go to a good
destination.

– Dhammapada [22]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 21/10/2013

By telling the truth;
by not growing angry;
by giving, when asked,
no matter how little you have:
by these three things
you enter the presence of devas.

– Dhammapada [17]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 14/10/2013

The brahman Dona saw the Buddha sitting under a tree and was impressed by his peaceful air of alertness and his good looks. He asked the Buddha:
“Are you a god?”
“No, brahman, I am not a god.”
“Then an angel?”
“No, indeed, brahman.”
“A spirit, then?”
“No, I am not a spirit.”
“Then what are you?”
“I am awake.”

– Anguttara Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 07/10/2013

Not up in the air,
nor in the middle of the sea,
nor going into a cleft in the mountains
—nowhere on earth—
is a spot to be found
where you could stay & escape
your evil deed.

– Dhammapada [9]

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