Monthly Archives: August 2016
An evil deed, when done, doesn’t,like ready milk come out right away. It follows the fool, smoldering like a fire hidden in ashes.
– Dhammapada 
Regard him as one who points out treasure, the wise one who seeing your faults rebukes you. Stay with this sort of sage. For the one who stays with a sage of this sort, things get better, not worse.
– Dhammapada 
I am breathing in and making my whole body calm and at peace. I am breathing out and making my whole body calm and at peace.’ This is how one practices.
– The Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing
Therefore the practice is like a key, the key of meditation. If we have the right key in our hand, no matter how tightly the lock is closed, when we take the key and turn it the lock falls open. If we have no key we can’t open the lock. We will never know what is in the trunk.
– Ajahn Chah, “Living Dharma”
A student asked: “For all the different people who have come to listen to your words, please tell us about the way you have found and known.”
The Buddha answered: “When you take things it is because of a thirst, a clinging, and a grasping. You should lose that and lose it altogether, above, below, around, and within. It makes no difference what it is you are grasping. When you grasp, you are losing your freedom. Realize this and grasp at nothing. Then you will cease being a creature of attachment, tied to the powers of death.”
– Sutta Nipata