Monthly Archives: July 2017

Eternal Law

“He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred.   “He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who do not harbor … Continue reading

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Harm and Benefit

Whatever harm an enemy may do to an enemy, or a hater to the hated, an ill-directed mind inflicts on oneself a greater harm. Neither mother, father, nor any other relative can do one greater good than one’s own well-directed … Continue reading

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At the Market of Nya Non

How pitiful are sentient beings in samsara! Looking upward to the Path of Liberation, how can one feel other than sorrow for those who do harm? How foolish and sad it is to indulge in killing, when by karma and good … Continue reading

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The 5 Precepts

I vow to refrain from killing. I shall not kill, cause others to kill, or approve of anyone killing sentient beings. I regret, censure, reject, and abandon killing. I vow to refrain from taking what is not freely given. I … Continue reading

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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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