It can be argued in his defence that from the highest point of view there was only the Buddha nature under the Buddha floor boards; there was no-one there. So from the highest point of view he was telling the truth and not lying.
Suffering does have its good points, by Acarya Shantideva
If life were based upon what we liked, then not a single one of us would suffer, because nobody wants to be in pain…
Buddhist Insight from Mahasi Meditation Tradition, by Bhante Bodhidhamma
Bhante Bodhidhamma’s talk begins with a short meditation then goes on to explore the nature of self as experience.
Cherishing Others, by Dalai Lama
Equalizing oneself and others means developing the attitude and understanding that: ‘Just as I desire happiness and wish to avoid suffering, so do all living beings, beings as infinite as space; they also desire happiness and wish to avoid suffering.’
There is no evil comparable to hatred, by Acharya Shantideva
The causes of happiness rarely occur, whereas the causes for suffering are abundant. Yet without suffering, there is no renunciation. Therefore, mind, stay firm!
Practising Listening with Empathy, by Thich Nhat Hanh
Each of us has an Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva inside waiting to grow. So, this is not exactly a prayer, but more a kind of mindfulness practice. You evoke the name of the Buddha in order to bring about your capacity for listening, because listening is healing, relieving the suffering of the other person…
A Buddhist parable. The story of Kisagotami and the mustard-seed.
Orchestra of young Spanish musicians
Orchestra of young Spanish musicians brought a cheer to a Job Shop waiting room in Madrid when they launched into a rendition of the Beatles’ favourite Here Comes the Sun.