Monthly Archives: June 2017
See it as a bubble,
See it as a mirage;
One who regards the world this way
the King of Death doesn’t see.
Come, look at this world all decked out
like a royal chariot,
where fools plunge in,
while those who know don’t cling.
– Dhammapada 
So much fear and desire come from that commitment to ‘I am’ to being somebody. Eventually they take us to anxiety and despair; life seems much more difficult and painful than it really is.
But when we just observe life for what it is, then it’s all right: the delights, the beauty, the pleasures are just that.
– Ajahn Sumedho [Seeing the Way]
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]
As long as the followers of the way hold regular and frequent assemblies, they may be expected to prosper and not decline. As long as they meet in harmony, break up in harmony, and carry on their business in harmony, they may be expected to prosper and not decline.
– Mahaparinibbana Sutta