The Buddha said, ‘Your Majesty, you have not perished yet. How is it that you know you will perish?’
Satipatthana sutta the Buddha’s Teaching on Mindfulness
Satipatthana sutta setting out the Buddha’s teaching to overcome suffering.
Tittha Sutta: Buddhist Parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant
An allegory on truth and interpretation. A group of six blind men endeavour to describe an elephant.
A Dialogue on the Contemplation-Extinguished
‘Nothing of this sort needs to be coped with. Why? Because, if avoidable, it will be avoided. If unavoidable, it will be borne. If sufferable, it will be suffered. If insufferable, it will be wept at.’
Is awareness lonely? Ajahn Sumedho
Extract from a talk given at the Buddhist Publishing Group 2002 Summer School. Around 3 minutes
How could I be unhappy about others being pleased? Acarya Shantideva
The Buddhas are delighted when sentient beings are happy and distressed when they are hurt. So by loving them I will please all Buddhas and by harming them I will injure the wise. For just as someone whose body is engulfed by fire finds no pleasure in desirable objects, it is impossible for the compassionate ones to be joyous when a sentient being is in pain…
Great Wisdom Sutra from the Chū sonji Temple Sutra Collection
The frontispiece to this sutra chapter shows a dramatic three-quarters view of the Buddha seated with two bodhisattvas. Seven figures pay obeisance to the Buddha, with the six in front raising offerings of food. The silver used to articulate sections… Read More ›
Why should I be angry with him? by Acarya Shantideva
If someone does wrong out of confusion and someone else gets angry because he is also confused, who can be said to be innocent and who guilty?