For those who know little of Buddhism or who find it obscure, the Dhammapada is an ideal book to begin with. For those who know and love Buddhism it is likely already to be a constant companion and a reminder, just like having the gentle hand of Gautama on the reins of the unruly heart…
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‘All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification. v.277 The Dhammapada ‘All conditioned things are unsatisfactory’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns… Read More ›
Morning meditation — Only those who think that.
Only those who think that they will live forever don’t settle their quarrels.
Morning meditation — The Foolish and Ignorant Indulge.
The foolish and ignorant indulge in heedlessness, unlike the wise who protect their awareness like a treasure.
Morning meditation — Reciting the Sacred Texts.
Often reciting the sacred texts without putting them into practice is like a cowherd who only counts the cows of others.
Morning meditation — Only the Heedful and Aware.
Don’t give way to heedlessness.
Don’t indulge in sense pleasure.
Only the heedful and aware attain great happiness.
Morning meditation — Delight in Heedfulness.
Those who delight in heedfulness and look with fear on heedlessness will not slip. They are close to Nibbana.
Morning meditation — This is an Eternal Law.
Hatred is never overcome by hatred it can only be overcome by non-hatred. This is an eternal law.