Monthly Archives: September 2017

WEEKLY WISDOM 25/09/2017

If you cling to an idea as the inalterable truth, then when the truth does come in person and knock at your door, you will not be able to open the door and accept it.

– Udana Sutta

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WEEKLY WISDOM 18/09/2017

He whose senses are steadied like stallions well-trained by the charioteer, his conceit abandoned, free of effluent, Such: even Gods adore him. Like the earth, he doesn’t react– cultured, Such, like Indra’s pillar, like a lake free of mud. For him –Such– there’s no traveling on.

– Dhammapada [7]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 11/09/2017

Hostilities aren’t stilled through hostility, regardless. Hostilities are stilled through non-hostility: this, an unending truth.

– Dhammapada [1]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 04/09/2017

Eventually we will find (mostly in retrospect, of course) that we can be very grateful to those people who have made life most difficult for us.

– Ayya Khema, “When the Iron Eagle Flies”

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