Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 31/03/2014

A hundred thousand elephants, A hundred thousand horses, A hundred thousand mule-drawn chariots, Are not worth a sixteenth part Of a single step forward. – Buddha, “The Connected Discourses of the Buddha”

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 24/03/2014

“Here I’ll stay for the rains. Here, for the summer and winter.” So imagines the fool, unaware of obstructions. That drunk-on-his-sons-and-cattle man, all tangled up in the mind: death sweeps him away — as a great flood, a village asleep. – Dhammapada [286-287]

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 17/03/2014

If we train our breathing, we can control our emotions. That is, we can cope with the happiness and pain in our lives. We should practice until we feel this; our practice is not complete until we can see this clearly. – Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, “Mindfulness with Breathing”

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 03/03/2014

The Buddha was invited by a Brahman Akkosaka (“Insulter”) Bharadvaja to have a meal in his house. But when he arrived, the Brahman greeted him strangely, with a torrent of abuse. Politely, the Buddha asked, “Do visitors come to your home, good Brahman?” “Yes.” “What preparations do you make for them?” “We get ready a… Read More WEEKLY WISDOM 03/03/2014