Monthly Archives: May 2016

These Three

Those who would live well, long lasting, bringing bliss, let them be generous, calm, and cultivate the doing of good. By practicing these three, these three bliss-bringing acts, the wise live without regret, their world infused with happiness. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Itivuttaka Sutta

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Freedom

If you let go a little, you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely, you will be free. —Ajahn Chah

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Not This, Not That

Buddhism is neither pessimistic nor optimistic. If anything at all, it is realistic, for it takes a realistic view of life and the world. It looks at things objectively. It does not falsely lull you into living in a fool’s … Continue reading

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Surprise!

It is often thought that the Buddha’s doctrine teaches us that suffering will disappear if one has meditated long enough, or if one sees everything differently. It is not that at all. Suffering isn’t going to go away; the one … Continue reading

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Two Recommendations

Abandon wrongdoing. It can be done. If there were no likelihood, I would not ask you to do it. But since it is possible and brings about blessings and happiness, I do ask of you to abandon wrongdoing. Cultivate doing good. It … Continue reading

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Good Manners

At times, when we publish a text on our own page, some persons make extensive negative comments, or utilize the opportunity to vent their own contrary opinions. Apart from whatever value such opinions may have, it is important to consider whether it … Continue reading

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Buddhist Politics

People should be able to live without enduring poverty. Grain and other necessities should be given to small farmers. Capital should be provided to traders, and proper wages should be paid to the employed. When people have security and can … Continue reading

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