Monthly Archives: March 2018

Holy, Incorruptible

By entering the Eightfold Path, which has ethical discipline, concentration, and wisdom as its three divisions —and which is holy, incorruptible, and straight— one forsakes the causes of suffering and attains absolute peace. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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BIG

As long as we have practiced neither concentration nor mindfulness, the ego takes itself for granted and remains its usual size: as big as the people around us will allow. —Ayya Khema

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Three Trainings

Seekers of virtue! If one becomes accustomed to discipline, then one will come to dwell in concentration. If one becomes accustomed to concentration, then one will come to attain wisdom. If one becomes accustomed to wisdom, then one will be … Continue reading

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Before Death

Before we die, seekers of virtue must cultivate these eleven: What are those eleven? Non-attachment; loving-kindness for all sentient beings; totally giving up all resentment; confessing all violated ethical discipline; perfectly undertaking ethical conduct; broad-mindedness, even towards those who have … Continue reading

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Indispensable

Just as those without eyes are unable to see forms, so too the Dharma is not seen without ethical discipline. Just as it is impossible to embark on a road without legs, so too Liberation will not come without ethical discipline. Just … Continue reading

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The Fool & the Wise

Though all his life a fool associates with the wise, he no more comprehends the Truth than a spoon tastes the flavor of the soup. Though only for a moment a discerning person associates with the wise, quickly she comprehends … Continue reading

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Antidotes

If malice, the desire to hurt another, should stir your mind, purify it with the opposite. Kindness and compassion are the antidotes, for they are ever as opposed to hatred as light to darkness.   —Buddha Shakyamuni

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