Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 25/11/2013

A head of gray hairs Doesn’t mean one’s an elder. Advanced in years, One’s called an old fool. But one in whom there is Truth, restraint, Rectitude, gentleness, Self-control– He’s called an elder, His impurities disgorged, Enlightened. – Dhammpada [19]

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 18/11/2013

What now is the Noble Truth of Suffering? Birth is suffering; decay is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair are suffering; not to get what one desires is suffering; in short the five groups of existence are suffering. – Samyutta Nikaya

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 11/11/2013

Here he’s tormented he’s tormented hereafter. In both worlds the wrong-doer’s tormented. He’s tormented at the thought, ‘I’ve done wrong.’ Having gone to a bad destination, he’s tormented all the more. Here he delights he delights hereafter. In both worlds the merit-maker delights. He delights at the thought, ‘I’ve made merit.’ Having gone to a… Read More WEEKLY WISDOM 11/11/2013