Monthly Archives: September 2018

Free

Those that govern themselves are never bereft of resources; they neither harm nor quarrel with one another; they honor their elders and practice virtue. They are happy on their own, as a result of their karma, without having to designate … Continue reading

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Alone

If you should find yourself a wise companion, well behaved and trustworthy, together you may overcome all dangers. So, wander with him, satisfied and mindful. But if you cannot find a wise companion, well behaved and trustworthy, then, like a king who leaves behind his … Continue reading

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Worn Away

You can see the impressions of the fingers and thumbs of the carpenter or the carpenter’s apprentice on the handle of the adze. But he is not aware that “O, this much of the adze handle has worn away today, … Continue reading

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Social Commitment

If I should not become a great benefactor in lives to come, for immeasurable eons, to save the poor and afflicted, may I not attain perfect Enlightenment. —Buddha Amideva (Bodhisattva Dharmakara), Sukhavati Sutra

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Rare & Common

Those people who, having obtained vast wealth, are not intoxicated by it, are not led into heedlessness and reckless indulgence which endangers others, are very rare in this world. Those who, having obtained much wealth, are intoxicated by it, led … Continue reading

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No Halos

The supreme sign of great practitioners is not that they sprout halos, have extraordinarily auspicious dreams, experience bliss continuously, or can foresee our miserable futures. The supreme sign is that they no longer have any interest in material gain, fame, … Continue reading

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Concentrated

When the mind is pure, the disciples of the Noble Ones gain a sense of the goal, gain a sense of the Dharma, gain joy connected with the Dharma. In those who are joyful, bliss arises. In those who are … Continue reading

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