Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Be capable, upright, & straightforward, easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited, content & easy to support, with few duties, living lightly, with peaceful faculties, masterful, modest, & no greed for supporters. Do not do the slightest thing that the wise would later censure.
~Sutta Nipata I, 8

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Live without covetous greed, fill your mind with benevolence. Be mindful and one-pointed, inwardly stable and concentrated.
~Anguttara Nikaya II, 29

Monday, February 26, 2007

One who has crossed over the mire, crushed the thorn of sensuality, reached the ending of delusion, is a monk undisturbed by bliss & pain.
~Udana III

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Difficult to detect and very subtle, the mind seizes whatever it wants; so let a wise man guard his mind, for a guarded mind brings happiness.
~Dhammapada 36

Friday, February 23, 2007

Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
~Dhammapada 122
Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge.
~Digha Nikaya, 16

Monday, February 19, 2007

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. Buddha

Sunday, February 18, 2007

To be idle is
a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life;

people are idle, wise people are diligent. The Buddha