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Dhammapada Reading ●○ September 21st.
290. If by renouncing a lesser happiness one may realize a greater happiness, let the wise man renounce the lesser, having regard for the greater.
291. Entangled by the bonds of hate, he who seeks his own happiness by inflicting pain on others, is never delivered from hat…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 20th.
Maggavagga: The Path
273. Of all the paths the Eightfold Path is the best; of all the truths the Four Noble Truths are the best; of all things passionlessness is the best: of men the Seeing One (the Buddha) is the best.
274. This is the only path; there is none other for the purification of insight. Tre…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 19th.
Dhammatthavagga: The Just
256. Not by passing arbitrary judgments does a man become just; a wise man is he who investigates both right and wrong.
257. He who does not judge others arbitrarily, but passes judgment impartially according to the truth, that sagacious man is a guardian of law and is called jus…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ●○ September 18th.
235. Like a withered leaf are you now; death’s messengers await you. You stand on the eve of your departure, yet you have made no provision for your journey!
236. Make an island for yourself! Strive hard and become wise! Rid of impurities and cleansed of stain, you shall enter the cel…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ●○ September 17th.
221. One should give up anger, renounce pride, and overcome all fetters. Suffering never befalls him who clings not to mind and body and is detached.
222. He who checks rising anger as a charioteer checks a rolling chariot, him I call a true charioteer. Others only hold the rei…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 16th.
209. Giving himself to things to be shunned and not exerting where exertion is needed, a seeker after pleasures, having given up his true welfare, envies those intent upon theirs.
210. Seek no intimacy with the beloved and also not with the unloved, for not to see the beloved and to see…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 15th.
197. Happy indeed we live, friendly amidst the hostile. Amidst hostile men we dwell free from hatred.
198. Happy indeed we live, friendly amidst the afflicted (by craving). Amidst afflicted men we dwell free from affliction.
199. Happy indeed we live, free from avarice amidst the ava…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 14th.
Buddhavagga: The Buddha
179. By what track can you trace that trackless Buddha of limitless range, whose victory nothing can undo, whom none of the vanquished defilements can ever pursue?
180. By what track can you trace that trackless Buddha of limitless range, in whom exists no longer, the entangling and…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ●○ September 12th.
Lokavagga: The World
167. Follow not the vulgar way; live not in heedlessness; hold not false views; linger not long in worldly existence.
168. Arise! Do not be heedless! Lead a righteous life. The righteous live happily both in this world and the next.
169. Lead a righteous life; lead not a base life. The…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 12th.
Attavagga: The Self
157. If one holds oneself dear, one should diligently watch oneself. Let the wise man keep vigil during any of the three watches of the night.
158. One should first establish oneself in what is proper; then only should one instruct others. Thus the wise man will not be rep…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 11th.
Jaravagga: Old Age
146. When this world is ever ablaze, why this laughter, why this jubilation? Shrouded in darkness, will you not see the light?
147. Behold this body — a painted image, a mass of heaped up sores, infirm, full of hankering — of which nothing is lasting or stable!
148. Fully worn out is…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 10th
129. All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.
130. All tremble at violence; life is dear to all. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.
131. One who…[Read more]
How are the Brothers and Sisters in the online Sangha doing? It’s been silent in our forums for quite sometime. How is everyone’s practice going?
○● Namo Buddhaya
How are the Brothers and Sisters of The Monijiao Community doing? It\’s been silent in our forums for quite sometime. How is everyone\’s practice going?
○● Namo Buddhaya
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 9th
116. Hasten to do good; restrain your mind from evil. He who is slow in doing good, his mind delights in evil.
117. Should a person commit evil, let him not do it again and again. Let him not find pleasure therein, for painful is the accumulation of evil.
118. Should a person do good, let him…[Read more]
“One should not honour only one’s religion and condemn the religion of others, but one should honour others’ religion for this or that reason.
In so doing, one helps one’s own religion to grow and renders service to the religions of others too.
In acting otherwise, one digs the grave of one’s own religion and also does harm to other religions…[Read more]
When the mind was thus concentrated… & attained to imperturbability, I directed it to the knowledge of the passing away & reappearance of beings.
I saw by means of the divine eye, purified & surpassing the human — beings passing away & re-appearing, and I discerned how they are inferior & superior, beautiful & ugly, fortunate & unfortunate i…[Read more]
Dhammapada Reading ●○ September 8th
Sahassavagga: The Thousands
100. Better than a thousand useless words is one useful word, hearing which one attains peace.
101. Better than a thousand useless verses is one useful verse, hearing which one attains peace.
102. Better than reciting a hundred meaningless verses is the reciting of one verse of…[Read more]
The Blessed One: “What do you think, What is a mirror for?”
Rahula: “For reflection, sir.”
The Blessed One : “In the same way, Rahula, bodily acts, verbal acts, & mental acts are to be done with repeated reflection.
Dhammapada Reading ○● September 7th
Arahantavagga: The Arahant or Perfected
90. The fever of passion exists not for him who has completed the journey, who is sorrowless and wholly set free, and has broken all ties.
91. The mindful ones exert themselves. They are not attached to any home; like swans that abandon the lake, they leave home aft…[Read more]
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