Monthly Archives: October 2014

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

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WEEKLY WISDOM 20/10/2014

When torpid and over-fed,
a sleepy-head lolling about
like a stout hog, fattened on fodder:
a dullard enters the womb
over and over again.

– Dhammapada [325]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 13/10/2014

As a tree with strong uninjured roots, though cut down, grows up again, so, when deep craving is not rooted out, suffering arises again and again.

– Dhammapada

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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

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