Alms and offerings are not useless. There is fruit and result, that is, consequences and effects, both of good and bad actions.
February 28, 2009
February 27, 2009
In this very life, get to know the Path. Realize It and make It your own. More than any earthly power is the Entrance to the Stream. A "Stream-Enterer" is one who has entered the stream leading to Nirvana. Some return and some do not.
February 26, 2009
By being steadfast of mind, development is got, and some gain deliverance thereby. Yet there is a realm without foothold and development. It is unoriginated. Its Supreme Peace is attractive and can be comprehended by the wise. It is called Nirvana - The Middle Path of avoiding extremes makes one both see and know, it leads to peace, to discernment, to enlightenment, to Nirvana.
February 25, 2009
February 24, 2009
February 23, 2009
February 22, 2009
February 21, 2009
When developed and cultivated, the mind leads to great benefit and happiness; when undeveloped and uncultivated, it brings about stress, suffering, great harm.
February 20, 2009
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February 18, 2009
One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?""No", answered Buddha. "Then are you a healer?""No", Buddha replied. "Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted. "No, I am not a teacher.""Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated. "I am awake", Buddha replied.
February 17, 2009
On life's journey Faith is nourishment, Virtuous deeds are a shelter, Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him; If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.
February 16, 2009
February 15, 2009
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
February 14, 2009
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
February 13, 2009
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.
February 12, 2009
February 11, 2009
February 10, 2009
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
February 09, 2009
February 08, 2009
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.
February 07, 2009
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
February 06, 2009
February 05, 2009
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
February 04, 2009
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
February 03, 2009
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.