Monthly Archives: April 2017
If you are afraid of pain, if you don’t like it, do nothing evil, either openly or in secret. For if you do, even if you get up and run away you won’t escape its pain. If you are afraid of pain, if you don’t like it, take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Train in the precepts. This is good.
– Theri-Gatha, 246-249
Seeing error where there is none, & no error where there is, beings adopting wrong views go to a bad destination. But knowing error as error, and non-error as non-, beings adopting right views go to a good destination.
– Dhammapada 
There are, bhikkhus, two successive Dhamma-teachings of the Tathagata, the Arahant, the Fully Enlightened One. What are the two? ‘See evil as evil’–this is the first Dhamma-teaching. ‘Having seen evil as evil, be rid of it, be detached from it, be freed from it’–this is the second Dhamma-teaching.
There’s no one unfaulted in the world. There never was, will be, nor at present is found anyone entirely faulted or entirely praised.
– Dhammapada