Monthly Archives: November 2017
This mind is an uncertain thing. This body is uncertain. Together they are impermanent. Together they are a source of suffering. Together they are devoid of self. These, the Buddha pointed out, are neither being, nor a person, nor a self, nor a soul, nor us, nor they. They are merely elements: earth, water, fire and wind. Elements only!
– Ajahn Chah, “Bodhinyana”
They’re easy to do– things of no good & no use to yourself. What’s truly useful & good is truly harder than hard to do.
– Dhammapada 
Suppose a man were wounded by an arrow, and when the surgeon arrived, he said to him, “Don’t pull out this arrow until I know who shot it, what tree it comes from, who made it, and what kind of bow was used.” Certainly the man would die before he discovered the answers. In the same way, if you say you will not be a monk unless I solve all the questions of the world, you are likely to die unsatisfied.
– Majjhima Nikaya
At the time for initiative
he takes no initiative.
Young, strong, but lethargic,
the resolves of his heart exhausted,
the lazy, lethargic one loses the path