Rain falls, wind blows, plants bloom, leaves mature And are blown away these phenomena are all interrelated with causes and conditions, are brought about by them, And disappear as the causes and conditions change.
One may desire a spurious respect and precedence among one's fellow monks, and the veneration of outsiders. 'Both monks and laity should think it was my doing. They should accept my authority in all matters great or small.' This is a fool's way of thinking. His self-seeking and conceit just increase. One way leads to acquisition, the other leads to nirvana. Realizing this a monk, as a disciple of the Buddha, should take no pleasure in the respect of others, but should devote himself to solitude.
The King of Truth is the king of kings. His ancestry is of the purest and the highest. He not only rules the forequarters of the world, but he is also Lord of Wisdom and Protector of all Virtuous Teachings.
When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one's sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain.
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
Greed, lust, fear, anger, misfortune, unhappiness, all Are derived from foolishness. Thus, foolishness is the greatest of poisons.
Just as a picture is drawn by an artist, surroundings are created by the activities of the mind.
Because he has pity on every living creature, therefore is a man called 'holy'.
The sun makes the day bright, the moon makes the night Beautiful, as armament adds to the dignity of a soldier so the quiet meditation distinguishes the seeker for Enlightenment.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
He whose longing has been aroused for the indescribable, whose mind has been quickened by it, and whose thought is not attached to sensuality is truly called one who is bound upstream.
Sound health is the greatest of gifts contentedness, the greatest of riches trust, the greatest of qualities enlightenment, the greatest happiness.
On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions it is the best refreshment on the journey And it is the greatest property.
If one is the master of oneself, one is the resort one can depend on therefore, one should control oneself of all.
Pain is the outcome of sin.
Full of love for all things in the world, practicing virtue, in order to benefit others, this man alone is happy.
Like a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, so the wise are not moved by praise or blame.
A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.
Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
By whomever no evil is done in deed, or word, or thought, him I call a Brahmin who is guarded in these three.
There is no satisfying the senses, not even with a shower of money. The senses are of slight pleasure and really suffering. When a wise man has realized this, he takes no pleasure, as a disciple of the Buddhas, even in the pleasures of heaven. Instead he takes pleasure in the elimination of craving.
Happiness follows sorrow, sorrow follows happiness, but when one no longer discriminates happiness and sorrow, a good deal and a bad deed, one is able to realize freedom.
Delusions, errors and lies are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten and worm-eaten, and those who embark in them are fated to be shipwrecked.
The demon of worldly desires is always seeking chances to deceive the mind. If a viper lives in your room and you wish to have a peaceful sleep, you must first chase it out.
To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections And rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
The good renounce everything. The pure don't babble about sensual desires. Whether touched by pleasure or pain, the wise show no change of temper.
Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Blood stains can not be removed by more blood resentment can not be removed by more resentment resentment can be removed only by forgetting it.
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the Agony of life and death.
Times of luxury do not last long, but pass away very quickly nothing in this world can be long enjoyed.
From its beginning, the world has been filled with a succession of calamities over and above the unavoidable facts of illness, decrepitude and death.
Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with A light in the hand the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.
If a man possesses a repentant spirit his sins will disappear, but if he has an unrepentant spirit his sins will continue and condemn him for their sake forever.
A fool acquires knowledge only to his own disadvantage. It destroys what good he has, and turns his brains.
The stages of the Noble Path are Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Behavior, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
... give up pride....
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
The sky holds no trace of bird or smoke or storm An evil teaching carries no Enlightenment nothing in this world is stable But an Enlightened mind is undisturbed.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, And the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
It is a man's own mind - not his enemy or his foe that lures him into evil ways.
To understand everything is to forgive everything.
He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after his death.
Those ... who find delight in freedom from attachment in the renunciation of clinging, free from the inflow of thoughts, they are like shining lights, having reached final liberation in the world.
Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.
If you find your mind tempted and entangled in greed, you must suppress the greed and control the temptation Be the master of your own mind.
To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.
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