Monthly Archives: June 2018

Wise and Ethical

May all sentient beings have all the stainless faculties, release from all conditions of oppression, freedom of action, and endowment with good livelihood. May all sentient beings have sufficient wealth, and may all the limitless necessities of life remain unconsumed … Continue reading

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The Fingertip of Words

Take good heed not to get attached to words as being in perfect conformity with reality, because truth is not of the letter. Be not like the one who is enthralled with a fingertip. When someone points out something with … Continue reading

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Connected

When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Samyutta Nikaya

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Well Salvaged

While the world is on fire with decay and death, we should salvage our 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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Daily Aspiration

May I always in all ways bring help and happiness to all sentient beings. May I always, without harm, simultaneously stop all beings in all worlds who wish to commit ill deeds. May I always be an object of enjoyment for … Continue reading

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Precepts

The Precepts are the referent of moral deportment, the deep meaning of the sutras, the signification of wholesomeness, segregating oneself from accepting impure things, and rejecting all causal relations with corruption. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Mahaparinirvana Sutra

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Be Thankful

Let us rise and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we … Continue reading

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