October 31, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/31/2007


If you are seeking gratification, you will naturally find what you desire, but do not let us call it truth.

~J. Krishnamurti


October 30, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/30/2007


Can another help bring about a transformation in you? If he can, you are not transformed; you are merely dominated, influenced. You have been overcome; and whether you are overcome by envy or by a so-called noble influence, you are still a slave, you are not free.

~J. Krishnamurti


October 29, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/29/2007


Truth is not a matter of argumentation and conviction; it is not the outcome of opinion.

~J. Krishnamurti


October 28, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/28/2007


We choose our leaders, political or spiritual, out of our own confusion, and so they also are confused. We demand to be coaxed and comforted, to be encouraged and gratified, so we choose a teacher who will give us what we crave for. We do not search out reality, but go after gratification and sensation.

~J. Krishnamurti


October 27, 2007

October 26, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/26/2007


But that is not a safe refuge, that is not the best refuge; a man is not delivered from all pains after having gone to that refuge. He who takes refuge with Buddha, the Law, and the Church; he who, with clear understanding, sees the four holy truths: these four holy truths are: suffering, the origin (Samudaya) of suffering (Dukha), the destruction (Nirodha) of suffering, and the eightfold holy way (Marga) that leads to the quieting of suffering, that is the safe refuge, that is the best refuge; having gone to that refuge, a man is delivered from all suffering.

~The Dhammapada


October 25, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/25/2007


Men, driven by fear, go to many a refuge, to mountains and forest, to groves and sacred trees.

~The Dhammapada


October 24, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/24/2007


There is no satisfying desires, even by a shower of gold pieces; he who knows that desires have a short taste and cause pain, he is wise.

~The Dhammapada


October 23, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/23/2007


The swans go on the path of the sun, they go through the atmosphere by means of their miraculous power; the wise are led out of this world, when they have conquered Mara and his train.

~The Dhammapada


October 22, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/22/2007


He who formerly was reckless and afterwards became sober, brightens up this world, like the moon when freed from clouds.

~The Dhammapada


October 21, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/21/2007


Come. Look at this glittering world, like a royal chariot; the foolish are immersed in it, but the wise do not touch it.

~The Dhammapada


October 20, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/20/2007


Bad deeds, and deeds hurtful to ourselves, are easy to do; what is beneficial and good, that is very difficult to do.

~The Dhammapada


October 19, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/19/2007


Canal-makers lead the water; archers bend the arrow; carpenters bend a log of wood; good people fashion themselves.

~The Dhammapada


October 18, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/18/2007


Do not speak harshly to anybody; those who are spoken to will answer you in the same way. Angry speech is painful, blows for blows will touch you.

~The Dhammapada


October 17, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/17/2007


Not in the sky, not in the midst of the sea, not if we enter into the clefts of the mountains, is there known a spot in the whole world where a man might be freed from an evil deed.

~The Dhammapada


October 16, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/16/2007


If one man conquer in battle a thousand times a thousand men, and if another only conquers himself, he is the greatest of conquerors.

~The Dhammapada


October 15, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/15/2007


Men who have no riches, who live on recognized food, who have perceived void and unconditioned freedom (Nirvana), their path is difficult to understand, like that of birds in the air.

~The Dhammapada


October 14, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/14/2007


There is no suffering for him who has finished his journey, and abandoned grief, who has freed himself on all sides, and thrown off all fetters.

~The Dhammapada


October 13, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/13/2007


As long as the evil deed done does not bear fruit, the fool thinks it is like honey; but when it ripens, then the fool suffers grief.

~The Dhammapada


October 12, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/12/2007


Fools of little understanding have themselves for their greatest enemies, for they do evil deeds which must bear bitter fruits.

~The Dhammapada


October 11, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/11/2007


If an intelligent man be associated for one minute only with a wise man, he will soon perceive the truth, as the tongue perceives the taste of soup.

~The Dhammapada


October 10, 2007



Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/10/2007


If a traveler does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship with a fool.

~The Dhammapada


October 09, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/9/2007


If a man's thoughts are not dissipated, if his mind is not perplexed, if he has ceased to think of good or evil, then there is no fear for him while he is watchful.

~The Dhammapada


October 08, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/8/2007


Let the wise man guard his thoughts, for they are difficult to perceive, very artful, and they rush wherever they wish: thoughts well guarded bring happiness.

~The Dhammapada


October 07, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/7/2007


It is good to tame the mind, which is difficult to hold in and flighty, rushing wherever it wishes; a tamed mind brings happiness.

~The Dhammapada


October 06, 2007


Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/6/2007


As a fish taken from his watery home and thrown on the dry ground, our thought trembles all over in order to escape the dominion of Mara.

~The Dhammapada


October 05, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/5/2007


As an archer makes his arrow straight, so a wise man makes straight his trembling and unsteady thought, which is difficult to guard and difficult to hold back.

~The Dhammapada


October 04, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/4/2007


Earnestness is the path of Nirvana, thoughtlessness the path of death. those who are in earnest do not die, those who are thoughtless are as if dead already.

~The Dhammapada


October 03, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/3/2007


The evil-doer mourns in this world, and he mourns in the next; he mourns in both. He mourns and suffers when he sees the evil of his own work.

~The Dhammapada


October 02, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/2/2007


He who lives looking for pleasures only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his food, idle, and weak, Mara (the demon tempter) will certainly overthrow him, as the wind throws down a weak tree.

~The Dhammapada


October 01, 2007

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 10/1/2007


He who lives without looking for pleasures, his senses well controlled, moderate in his food, faithful and strong, him Mara will certainly not overthrow, any more than the wind throws down a rocky mountain.

~The Dhammapada