Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 02/07/2018

Enlightenment–that magnificent escape from anguish and ignorance–never happens by accident. It results from the brave and sometimes lonely battle of one person against his own weaknesses. – Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano, “Landscapes of Wonder”

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 18/06/2018

What is the self? If something is true, is real, is constant, is a foundation of a nature that is unchanging, this can be called the self. For the sake of sentient beings, in all the truths I have taught, there is such a self. This, monks, is for you to cultivate. – Mahaparinirvana Sutra

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 11/06/2018

Hands restrained, feet restrained speech restrained, supremely restrained– delighting in what is inward, content, centered, alone: he’s what they call a monk. A monk restrained in his speaking, giving counsel unruffled, declaring the message & meaning: sweet is his speech. – Dhammapada [25]

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 21/05/2018

The real basis of Buddhism is full knowledge of the truth of reality. If one knows this truth then no teaching is necessary. If one doesn’t know, even if he listens to the teaching, he doesn’t really hear. – Ajahn Chah, “Taste of Freedom”

Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 07/05/2018

Speak not harshly to anyone. Those thus addressed will retort. Painful, indeed, is vindictive speech. Blows in exchange may bruise you. If, like a cracked gong, you silence yourself, you have already attained Nibbana: no vindictiveness will be found in you. – Dhammapada [133-134]