Monthly Archives: July 2017

Blissful

Should we do harmful acts, let us not do them again and again. Let us not find pleasure therein, for painful is the accumulation of harm. Should we do good, let us do it again and again. Let us find … Continue reading

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Most Excellent

There is no more worldly existence for those who, like the earth, resent nothing, are firm as a high pillar, and as pure as a clear, deep pool. Calm is their thinking, calm their speaking, and calm their doing, who, … Continue reading

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Good Friends

Should we find a friend who points out our faults and who reproves us, let us follow such a wise and sagacious person as we would a guide to hidden treasure. It is always better, and never worse, to cultivate … Continue reading

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Long

Long is the night to the sleepless; long is the way to the weary. Long is worldly existence to fools who know not the sublime truth. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Udanavarga

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The Flavor of the Soup

Fools who know their foolishness to that extent are wise, but fools who think themselves wise are indeed foolish. Though all their lives fools associate with the wise, they no more comprehend the Truth than a spoon tastes the flavor of the soup. … Continue reading

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Sweetest

Not the sweet smell of flowers, not even the fragrance of sandal, tagara, or jasmine blows against the wind. But the fragrance of the virtuous blows against the wind. Truly, the the fragrance of virtue pervades everywhere. Of all the fragrances —sandal, tagara, blue … Continue reading

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Practice

Like a beautiful flower full of color but without fragrance, even so, fruitless are the fair words of one who does not practice them. Like a beautiful flower full of color and also fragrant, even so, fruitful are the fair … Continue reading

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