Monthly Archives: April 2014

WEEKLY WISDOM 28/04/2014

Only for his ruin
does renown come to the fool.
It ravages his bright fortune
& rips his head apart.

He would want unwarranted status,
preeminence among monks,
authority among monasteries,
homage from lay families.

– Dhammapada [5]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 21/04/2014

Where is thought? It can never be seen or even apprehended. It is like a magical illusion, for with imagination it colours the world. Searching for thought unable to see it, a person looks for its origin. And it seems to be that where there is an object thought arises. Thought does not arise without an object. Can thought look at thought? No. Just as the blade of a sword cannot cut itself, or a fingertip touch itself, so thought cannot see thought.

– Sikshasamuccaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 14/04/2014

Everywhere, truly, those of integrity stand apart.
They, the good, don’t chatter in hopes of favour or gains.
When touched now by pleasure, now pain,
the wise give no sign of high or low.

– Dhammapada [6]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 07/04/2014

Whoever, with a rod,
harasses an innocent man, unarmed,
quickly falls into any of ten things:
harsh pains, devastation, a broken body, grave illness, mental derangement, trouble with the government, violent slander, relatives lost, property dissolved, houses burned down.
At the break-up of the body
this one with no disconcernment,
reappears in hell.

– Dhammapada [137 – 140]

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