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Different Delights

The covetous delight in things. The ambitious are pleased by flattery. The ignorant rejoice at meeting another fool. The virtuous rejoice at hearing the truth. —Sakya Pandita  

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Fools

The foolish proclaim their qualifications; the wise keep them secret within. A straw floats on the surface of water, but a precious gem sinks to the depths.  Those with little learning show great pride. Grown wise, they are quiet. Torrents … Continue reading

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Victory

If you wish to defeat an opponent, make yourself perfect in all good qualities. Thus, your opponent will be mortified, and you shall improve in virtue. —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury

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The Best

The foremost wealth is charity. The greatest happiness is peace of mind, Experience is the most beautiful ornament. Friends without attachments are the best company. —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury

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Leave pride behind

Accept humbly the resources offered to you for your cultivation. Listen to others and leave pride behind . You may take the fruit from the low-lying branches, but if you reach farther, you may fall.  —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury … Continue reading

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Arrogance

The great have no need to be arrogant, and the arrogance of the lowly is futile. A true gem wants no recommendation, and a false jewel goes unwanted, though it be highly praised. —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury

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Quarreling

A wise person, though in decline, affords pleasure to others through kind speech. A fool, grown violent, destroys himself and others through quarreling. —Sakya Pandita, A Precious Treasury Of Elegant Sayings

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