Monthly Archives: December 2016

WEEKLY WISDOM 26/12/2016

Before, this mind went wandering
however it pleased,
wherever it wanted,
by whatever way that it liked.
Today I will hold it aptly in check–
as one wielding a goad, an elephant in rut.

– Dhammapada [23]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 19/12/2016

In the beginning mindfulness takes away worries and fears about past and future and keeps us anchored in the present. In the end it points to the right view of the self.

– Ayya Khema, “Be an Island”

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WEEKLY WISDOM 12/12/2016

Don’t associate with lowly qualities.
Don’t consort with heedlessness.
Don’t associate with wrong views.
Don’t busy yourself with the world.

Get up! Don’t be heedless.
Live the Dhamma well.
One who lives the Dhamma
sleeps with ease
in this world & the next.

– Dhammapada [13]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 05/12/2016

Here he’s tormented he’s tormented hereafter. In both worlds the wrong-doer’s tormented. He’s tormented at the thought, ‘I’ve done wrong.’ Having gone to a bad destination, he’s tormented all the more. Here he delights he delights hereafter. In both worlds the merit-maker delights. He delights at the thought, ‘I’ve made merit.’ Having gone to a good destination, he delights all the more.

– Dhammapada [17-18]

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