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WHATEVER, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the
good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings; believe and cling to that doctrine, and take it as your guide. [Buddha] As the bee collects nectar and fragrance, so let the sage dwell on earth. [Mod Buddha] A generous heart is good for the right sort of people. [Mod Buddha]. A man is not to be considered a good man just because he is an able talker. [Buddha] Be greatly aware of the present. [With Buddha] Profound truth, so difficult to perceive, difficult to understand, tranquilizing and sublime, is not to be gained by mere reasoning and is perceived only by the wise. [Buddha] By overcoming mental formations in a right way, bliss opens up. [With Buddha] In the proper season they give, those with discernment. [Buddha] 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. [Buddha] Right focus brings about reality -. [Buddha] Sensuous craving often gives rise to dissension, quarrelling and fighting, and so on. [Mod Buddha] Thought-habits can harden into character. So watch your thoughts. [Buddha] We are shaped by our thoughts to some extent, but not all that much. [Opp Buddha]
STRIVE to be true to the best you know. [Mod Buddha]. (2)
Right conduct is to form a proper livelihood to prosper by. [With Buddha] One is to cultivate the seven factors of enlightenment: mindfulness, investigation into phenomena, energy, bliss, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity. [Buddha, Mahaparinibbana Sutta 9] A good path is free from torture and groaning and suffering. [Buddha]
A great gift - a gift of Dharma conquers all gifts. [Buddha] The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. [Buddha] Avoid aiming at the ruin of others. [Buddha] Both frivolous talk and covetousness may be unwholesome. [Mod Buddha] Death is not to be feared so much by one who has lived wisely. [With Buddha] Living well favours a serene death and rebirth in a happy state. [Buddha] Giving properly means doing so confidently and without too much encumberments. [With Buddha] Fit speech stems from fit thought most often. [With Buddha] Hatred does not cease by hatred, but enough harr-harr, assumedly. * One should understand according to reality and true wisdom. [Buddha] One should refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs. [With Buddha] The prudent man ministers to the chaste and virtuous. [Buddha, Maha-parinibbana Sutta] Lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. [Buddha] By taking what is not given (stealing) one seldom reaches great freedom from animosity. [Buddha]
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. [Buddha] A good way lessens suffering, a great way routs it out. [Cf. Buddha] Avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison. [Buddha] Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. [Buddha] Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. Make proper use of it. [In part Buddha] On life's journey [certain] deeds are a shelter. [Buddha]
One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases - and aim for health and wellbeing while gaining in the Path. [Cf. Buddha] Though all his life a fool associates with a wise man, he may no more comprehend the Truth than a spoon tastes the flavour of the soup. [With Buddha] To abstain from lying is essentially wholesome. [Buddha] 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. [Buddha] With an unhesitant mind one should give where the gift bears great fruit. [Buddha] Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. [Buddha]
DISSENTION is part of the misery of sensuous craving. [Buddha] (4)
Conquer a liar with truth. [Buddha] Neither overrate nor underestimate what you have received. [Cf. Buddha] Doubt can be a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations, thorn that irritates and hurts. [Mod Buddha] Few are the people who make it to heaven unaided. [Cf. Buddha] A heap of many sores, diseased, soon to be devoured by old age, is a prey. [With Buddha] Faithfulness is essentially very good. [With Buddha] Holding fast to the Truth they shall reach the topmost height. [Buddha] Perfect Ones have pointed out the way. [With Buddha] Freedom from remorse comes in the end from a wholesome morality. Let us hope that. [With Buddha] You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person will not be found: You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. [Buddha]
BETTER than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace. [Buddha]
Being undisturbed and very steadfast of mind is a gain to be used or directed toward Great Deliverance. [With Buddha] How few here see clearly! [Buddha] It is good to travel well sometimes. [Mod Buddha]. How can you find delight and mirth? [Buddha] To keep the body in good health is a good task. Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. [With Buddha] Right understanding is great. [Buddha] An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. [Buddha] Only the experience of nirvana makes it comprehensible to the wise. [Buddha] We have to understand well to think well. [Cf. Buddha] Wrong views are essentially unwholesome. [Buddha] Untarnished virtues may be conductive to contemplation. [Mod Buddha] Whose body is calmed, experiences ease more easily. [With Buddha] Happiness can be the outcome of doing good. [With Buddha] Fit efforts bring on greater and greater mindfulness. [Mod Buddha] Go from freedom from oppression to welfare. [Cf. Buddha] He who envies others does not obtain full peace of mind. [With Buddha]. Find your own light. [Buddha] He could be able who thinks he is able. [With Buddha] Insight relates to inner purity. [Cf. Buddha] However many wholesome words you read and speak, what good will they do you if you do not act sagaciously on them? [Taking off from Buddha] In the ignorance of the whole truth, each person maintains his own arrogant point of view. If that is your case, try to make the best out of it anyway. [Mod Buddha]
Let go of mere opinions. [With Buddha] Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. [Buddha] One should learn to watch and examine carefully. [Mod Buddha] Of that which is transient and subject to suffering and change, one cannot rightly say: `This belongs to me; this am I; this is my Self'. [Buddha] Proper efforts at being mindful culminate in samadhi (absorbtion). [Buddha] Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. [Buddha] Men cannot live at all without a spiritual life foundation. [Mod Buddha] Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world. [Buddha] There are three kinds of feeling: pleasant, unpleasant, and neither pleasant nor unpleasant (quite indifferent). [With Buddha] One had better refrain from incorrect speech. [With Buddha] The words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. [Buddha] They do not follow righteous ways who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through non-violent means, knowing right and wrong, may be guardians of righteous ways. [Buddha] To the one who endures, the final victory comes. [Buddha] The enlightened express their approval for giving. [Buddha] Sorrow, lamentations and sufferings tend to repel most others. * A very able man directs the unruly thoughts properly. [Buddha] To abstain from harsh language can be very wholesome. [Buddha] "Where, lord, should a gift be given?" "Wherever the mind feels confidence". [Buddha] You must leave unrighteous ways behind, at the very least. [With Buddha] Wise persons are diligent persons. [Buddha]
You should free yourself from sufferings while there is time left. [Mod Buddha] You should seek to escape becoming a corrupt corpse while living . . . [With Buddha]
ONE should go for great increase of wealth through sound diligence. [With Buddha] (7)
If you can escape disease, by all means do so. [Mod Buddha] Let us try to face reality squarely, exactly as it is. [Mod. Buddha] If mind is transformed, can wrong-doing remain? [Buddha] There is a realm where there is neither solid nor world [Great Beyond]. This I call the end of suffering. [With Buddha] One had better refrain from sexual misconduct. [With Buddha] Old age may not be avoided full well. [Mod Buddha] One had better refrain from what leads to great carelessness. [With Buddha] There are six classes of consciousness: consciousness of forms, sounds, odours, tastes, bodily impressions, and of mental objects (lit.: eye-conscious-ness, ear-consciousness, etc.). [Buddha] Wherever in the world there are delightful and pleasurable things, there much craving may subside for a while. * What is given to a virtuous person could bear great fruit. [With Buddha] There are beings whose eyes are only a little covered with dust: they may come to understand the truth. [With Buddha] You can make known the Truth by helping in setting it forth - and making it your own. [Buddha]
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