Monthly Archives: May 2011

The mind is the root

O fearless one, the Blessed One said that the mind is the root of all activity. Tame your mind; this is beneficial and useful advice, so what need is there to say more? –Suhrillekha

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Small Virtues

Do not despise even small virtuous deeds, thinking “They do not benefit”. Even a great vessel is gradually filled by accumulating drops of water. –Vinaya Agama

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Allaying Pain

In order to allay your own pain and to allay the suffering of others, give your own self to others and regard others as yourself. –Boddicharyavatara

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Happiness and Suffering

Whatever happiness there is in this world arises from the desire that others be happy. Whatever suffering there is in this world arises from the desire to be happy by oneself. –Bodhicharyavatara

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Wishes / Realities

Although beings have the wish to abandon suffering, they run toward it unknowingly. Even though they desire happiness, because of ignorance, they destroy their happiness like a foe. –Bodhicharyavatara

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Like Lightning and Bubbles

All objects of desire are impermanent and unsteady, inconstant, changing, like a dream, like a mirage, like a city of illusion, like lightnimg and bubbles. –Lalitavistara Sutra

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Faith

If you long to put an end to sorrow and reach the sublimity of happiness, you must make firm the root of faith and steady your mind for enlightenment. –Siksha Samucchaya You are faithful and an excellent vessel for the … Continue reading

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