Monthly Archives: August 2018

Joy & Misery

All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come from wanting pleasure for oneself. —Shantideva

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The Mountain of Wisdom

It is easier to do the right thing when we know what the right thing is to do. We can’t rely on instinct to find the Way. We need guidance. Once we’re shown the path and begin to climb it, … Continue reading

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Great Blessings 6

To be patient and obedient, to associate with monastics, and to have religious discussions frequently, these are great blessings. Self-restraint, a holy and chaste life, the perception of the Noble Truths, and the realization of Nirvana, these are great blessings. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Mahamangala Sutta

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As They Are

A moral ruler protects the environment and the creatures who inhabit it by allowing them to be as they are— not burning , destroying , or harming them. —Ju Mipham

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Satisfaction

The more you are preoccupied by your own physical aging, the more anxious you will become. Do not worry so much about your physical appearance. Concentrate, rather, on not wasting your life. Practice the Dharma. The more you engage in … Continue reading

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Great Blessings 5

To loathe unwholesomeness and abstain from it, to refrain from intoxicants, and to be steadfast in virtue, these are great blessings. To be respectful, humble, contented and grateful, and to listen to the Dharma repeatedly, these are great blessings. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Mahamangala Sutta

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Offenses

A malicious person who intends to offend a sage is like one who raises his head and spits at heaven; instead of reaching heaven, the spittle falls back on his face. It is the same with someone who throws dust … Continue reading

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