Monthly Archives: November 2014

WEEKLY WISDOM 24/11/2014

Ashamed of what’s not shameful,
not ashamed of what is,
beings adopting wrong views
go to a bad destination.

Seeing danger where there is none,
and no danger where there is,
beings adopting wrong views,
go to a bad destination.

– Dhammapada [22]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 17/11/2014

Everything is as it is. It has no name other than the name we give it. It is we who call it something; we give it a value. We say this thing is good or it’s bad, but in itself, the thing is only as it is. It’s not absolute; it’s just as it is. People are just as they are.

– Ajahn Sumedho, “The Mind and the Way”

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WEEKLY WISDOM 10/11/2014

You could, for a hundred years,
live in a forest
tending a fire,
or
pay a single moment’s homage
to one person,
self-cultivated.
Better than a hundred years of sacrifices
would that act of homage be.

– Dhammapada [8]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 03/11/2014

A shaven head
Doesn’t mean a contemplative.
The liar observing no duties,
Filled with greed & desire:
What kind of contemplative’s he?

But whoever tunes out
The dissonance
Of his evil qualities
–large or small–
in every way
by bringing evil to consonance;
he’s called a contemplative.

– Dhammapada [19]

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