Monthly Archives: July 2016

WEEKLY WISDOM 25/07/2016

The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.

– Sutta Nipata

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WEEKLY WISDOM 18/07/2016

Don’t ask about caste or riches but instead ask about conduct. Look at the flames of a fire. Where do they come from? From a piece of wood—and it doesn’t matter what wood. In the same way, a wise person can come from wood of any sort. It is through firmness and restraint and a sense of truth that one becomes noble, not through caste.
– Sutta Nipata

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WEEKLY WISDOM 11/07/2016

One who wouldn’t–
not for his own sake
nor that of another–
hanker for wealth, a son, a kingdom,
his own fulfillment,
by unrighteous means:
he is righteous, rich in virtue,
discernment.

– Dhammapada [6]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 04/07/2016

Like a fine stallion Struck with a whip, Be ardent & chastened. Through conviction Virtue, persistence, Concentration, judgment, Consummate in knowledge & conduct, Mindful, You’ll abandon this not-insignificant pain.

– Dhammapada [10]

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