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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ August 27, 2014

Dhamme ca ye ariyapavedite ratā
anuttarā te vacasā, manasā kammunā ca.
Te santisoraccasamādhisaṇṭhitā,
sutassa paññāya ca sāramajjhagū.

Those who are devoted to the Dhamma made known by the Noble Ones… 43 more words

Eastern Mysticism

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ August 18, 2014

Phuṭṭhassa lokadhammehi,
cittaṃ yassa na kampati,
asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ;
etaṃ maṅgalamuttamaṃ.

When faced with the vicissitudes of life,
one’s mind remains unshaken,
sorrowless, stainless, secure; 16 more words

Eastern Mysticism

The greatest welfare

Phuṭṭhassa lokadhammehi,
cittaṃ yassa na kampati,
asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ;
etaṃ maṅgalamuttamaṃ.


When faced with the vicissitudes of life,
one's mind remains unshaken,
sorrowless, stainless, secure;
this is the greatest welfare. 10 more words
Buddha

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ August 15, 2014

Khīṇaṃ purāṇaṃ nava
natthi sambhavaṃ,
virattacittāyatike bhavasmiṃ.
Te khīṇabījā, avirūḷhichandā.
Nibbanti dhīrā yathāyaṃ padīpo.

When past conditioning is released
and no fresh one produced,
the mind no longer seeks for future birth. 27 more words

Eastern Mysticism

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ August 06, 2014


Mātā yathā niyaṃ
puttamāyusā ekaputtamanurakkhe,
evampi sabbabhūtesu
mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ.

As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart… 15 more words

Eastern Mysticism

Be strong enough to help others

Yathā naro āpagamotaritvā,
mahodakaṃ salilaṃ sīghasotaṃ,
so vuyhamāno anusotagāmī --
kiṃ so pare sakkhati tārayetuṃ?


If one going down into a river,
swollen and swiftly flowing,
is carried away by the current --
how can one help others across? 18 more words
Buddha

Generosity of Spirit

An audience of two makes for quiet applause, but the spirit of our praise was not diminished by our number. It was indeed a lovely performance, a rendition of a favorite song – Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” – played with skill and charm by a lovely, sweet-singing musician, but as it ended, it was not him on whom I focused, but his friend, my listening compatriot. 967 more words

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