Monthly Archives: July 2014

WEEKLY WISDOM 28/07/2014

His attachments, his homes, can’t be found.
Through knowing he is unperplexed,
has attained the plunge into deathlessness:
he’s what I call a brahmin.

He has gone beyond attachment here
for both merit & evil—
sorrowless, dustless, & pure:
he’s what I call a brahmin.

– Dhammapada [411-412]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 21/07/2014

Guarded in speech,
Well-restrained in body & mind,
Do nothing unskillful.
Purify these three courses of action,
Bring to fruition
The path that seers have proclaimed.

– Dhammapada [20]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 14/07/2014

But when, having gone
to the Buddha, Dhamma,
& Sangha for refuge,
you see with right discernment
the four noble truths–
stress,
the cause of stress,
the transcending of stress,
& the noble eightfold path,
the way to the stilling of stress:
that’s the secure refuge,
that, the supreme refuge,
having gone to which,
you gain release
from all suffering & stress.

– Dhammapada [13]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 07/07/2014

Free from anger,
duties observed,
principled, with no overbearing pride,
trained, a ‘last-body’:
he’s what I call
a noble one.

Like water on a lotus leaf,
a mustard seed on the tip of an awl,
he doesn’t adhere to sensual pleasures:
he’s what I call
a noble one.

– Dhammapada [26]

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