Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 27/10/2014

Hence, the purpose of the Holy Life does not consist in acquiring alms, honour, or fame, nor in gaining morality, concentration, or the eye of knowledge. That unshakable deliverance of the heart: that, indeed, is the object of Holy Life, that is its essence, that is its goal. – Samyutta Nikaya, translated by Nyanatiloka

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 06/10/2014

If you gain a mature companion– a fellow traveller, right-living, enlightened– overcoming all dangers go with him, gratified, mindful. If you don’t gain a mature companion– a fellow traveller, right-living, enlightened– go alone like a king renouncing his kingdom, like the elephant in the Matanga wilds, his herd. – Dhammapada, 23