Monthly Archives: January 2017

WEEKLY WISDOM 30/01/2017

Compassion is characterized as promoting the aspect of allaying suffering. Its function resides in not (enduring) others’ suffering. It is manifested as non-cruelty. Its proximate cause is to see helplessness in those overwhelmed by suffering. It succeeds when it makes cruelty subside, and it fails when it produces sorrow.

– Buddhaghosa [Visuddhimagga]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 23/01/2017

This is the work of those who are skilled and peaceful, who seek the good: May they be able and upright, straightforward, of gentle speech and not proud. May they be content and easily supported, unburdened, with their senses calmed. May they be wise, not arrogant and without desire for the possessions of others. May they do nothing mean or that the wise would reprove. May all things be happy. May they live in safety and joy.

– Metta Suta

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WEEKLY WISDOM 16/01/2017

Speak harshly to no one,
or the words will be thrown
right back at you.
Contentious talk is painful,
for you get struck by rods in return.

– Dhammapada [10]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 09/01/2017

From craving is born grief, from craving is born fear. For one freed from craving there’s no grief so how fear?

– Dhammapada [216]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 02/01/2017

Everywhere, truly, those of integrity stand apart.
They, the good, don’t chatter in hopes of favor or gains.
When touched now by pleasure, now pain,
the wise give no sign of high or low.

– Dhammapada [6]

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