Monthly Archives: July 2017
The one who beholds that which has become as become Passes beyond that becoming And is released from craving for sensation. In that which really is, he understands becoming. Free from longing for birth or death, He finds the true meaning of the end of becoming.
– Itivuttaka Sutta
If, in your course, you don’t meet
your equal, your better,
then continue your course firmly, alone.
There’s no fellowship with fools.
– Dhammapada 
Heedful among the heedless, wakeful among those asleep, just as the fast horse advances, leaving the weak behind: so the wise.
– Dhammapada 
Just as the word chariot is merely a means of expressing how axle, body, wheel, and poles are brought together in a certain relationship, but when we look at each of them one by one there is no chariot in an absolute sense; and just as the word house is a way of expressing how wood and other materials stand in relationship to each other in a certain space, but in the absolute sense there is no house; and just as the word fist is an expression for the finger and thumb in relationship, and tree for trunk, branches, leaves, and so on, but in an absolute sense there is no fist or tree–in exactly the same way the words living entity and person are but ways of expressing the relationship of body, feeling, and consciousness, but when we come to examine the elements of being, one by one, we find there is no entity there. In the absolute sense there is only name and form and the mystery which they express. Such ideas as “I” and “I am” are not absolute.
– Visuddhi Magga
Whoever harasses an innocent man, a man pure, without blemish; the evil comes right back to the fool like fine dust thrown against the wind.
– Dhammapada