Monthly Archives: November 2013

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]

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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

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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 good destination,
he delights
all the more.

– Dhammapada [17-18]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 04/11/2013

Meditate on that which is beyond words and symbols. Forsake the demands of the self. By such forsaking you will live serenely.

– Sutta Nipata

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