Monthly Archives: July 2017

Tame and Guarded

Wonderful, indeed, it is to subdue the mind, so difficult to subdue, ever swift, and seizing whatever it desires. A tamed mind brings happiness. Let the discerning person guard the mind, so difficult to detect and extremely subtle, seizing whatever … Continue reading

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Indeed

Much though we recite the sacred texts, but act not accordingly, we will be like foolish hoarders who only count the wealth of others. We shall not partake of the blessings of the holy life. Little though we recite the … Continue reading

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Here and Hereafter

The evil-doers grieve here and hereafter; they grieve in both the worlds. They lament and are afflicted, recollecting their own impure deeds. The doers of good rejoice here and hereafter; they rejoice in both the worlds. They rejoice and exult, … Continue reading

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Firm

Just as a storm throws down a weak tree, so does temptation overpower those who live for pleasure, are uncontrolled in their senses, immoderate in eating, indolent, and dissipated. Just as a storm cannot prevail against a rocky mountain, so temptation can never overpower … Continue reading

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Passion

Just as rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, so passion penetrates an undeveloped mind. Just as rain does not break through a well-thatched house, so passion never penetrates a well-developed mind. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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What Endures

The royal chariots surely come to rot, just as the body, too, comes to decay. But the shining truth and loving kindness live on —so say the virtuous to the virtuous. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Dhammapada

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Naturally

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. Those who can control their minds can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom … Continue reading

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