Monthly Archives: March 2015

WEEKLY WISDOM 30/03/2015

Those with initiative, mindful, clean in action, acting with due consideration, heedful, restrained, living the Dhamma: their glory grows. Through initiative, heedfulness, restraint, & self-control, the wise would make an island no flood can submerge.

– Dhammapada [2]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 23/03/2015

Don’t go by gossip and rumour, nor by what’s told you by others, nor by what you hear said, nor even by the authority of your traditional teachings. Don’t go by reasoning, nor by inferring one thing from another, nor by argument about methods, nor from liking an opinion, nor from awe of the teacher and thinking he must be deferred to. Instead, when you know from within yourselves that certain teachings are not good, that when put into practice they lead to loss and suffering, you must then trust yourselves and reject them.

– Anguttara Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 16/03/2015

They awaken, always wide awake: Buddha’s disciples whose hearts delight, both day & night, in harmlessness. They awaken, always wide awake: Buddha’s disciples whose hearts delight, both day & night, in developing the mind.

– Dhammapada [21]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 09/03/2015

Heedfulness: the path to the Deathless.
Heedlessness: the path to death.
The heedful do not die.
The heedless are as if
already dead.
Knowing this as a true distinction,
those wise in heedfulness
rejoice in heedfulness,
enjoying the range of the noble ones.

The enlightened, constantly
absorbed in jhana,
persevering,
firm in their effort:
they touch Unbinding,
the unexcelled safety from bondage.

– Dhammapada [21 – 23]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 02/03/2015

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