Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Discernment

Those who mistake the unessential to be essential and the essential to be unessential, dwelling in wrong thought, never arrive at the essential. Those who know the essential to be essential and the unessential to be unessential, dwelling in right … Continue reading

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Salvaged

When the world is on fire with aging and death, one should salvage one’s wealth by giving. What’s given is well salvaged, what’s given bears fruit as pleasure. What isn’t given does not. Thieves take it away, or kings; it … Continue reading

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Wherever

Wherever there is space, five elements pervade. Wherever the five elements pervade, sentient beings live. Wherever sentient beings live, there are karma and defilements. Wherever there is defilement, my compassion is also there. Wherever is the need of beings, there … Continue reading

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