Monthly Archives: January 2016

WEEKLY WISDOM 25/01/2016

Better to conquer yourself than others.
When you’ve trained yourself,
living in constant self-control,
neither a deva nor gandhabba,
nor a Mara banded with Brahmas,
could turn that triumph back into defeat.

– Dhammapada [8]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 18/01/2016

Right speech, harmlessness, Restraint in speaking ill of others, Moderation in food, at peace in remoteness and solitude, Devotion to higher meditation. This is the teaching of the Buddhas.

– Dhammapada [185]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 11/01/2016

At the time for initiative, he takes no initiative.
Young, strong, but lethargic,
the resolves of his heart exhausted,
the lazy, lethargic one loses the path to discernment.

– Dhammapada [280]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 04/01/2016

How, monks, does the practitioner remain established in the observation of the Four Noble Truths?

A practitioner is aware, “This is suffering,” as it arises. One is aware, “This is the cause of suffering,” as it arises. One is aware, “This is the end of suffering,” as it arises. One is aware, “This is the path which leads to the end of suffering,” as it arises.

– Satipatthana sutta

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