Thursday, 23 December 2010

The Teachings Of Buddha

Just as water cools both good and bad and washes away all impurity and dust, in the same way you should develop thoughts of love to friend and foe alike, and having reached perfection in love, you will attain enlightenment. 

A victor only breeds hatred, while a defeated man lives in misery, but a man at peace within lives happily, abandoning up ideas of victory and defeat. 

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow. 

To utter pleasant words without practicing them, is like a fine flower without fragrance. 

As an irrigator guides water to his fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives. 

Little by little a person becomes evil, as a water pot is filled by drops of water... 
Little by little a person becomes good, as a water pot is filled by drops of water. 

More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm. 

When one masters his wretched desire, which is so hard to overcome, then one’s sorrows just drop off, like a drop of water off a lotus. 

Suffering does not befall him who is without attachment to names and forms. 

There is only one reality in life - change. Everything changes, nothing remains without change. 

If a man should do wrong, let him not do again nor take pleasure in it, for painful is the accumulation of evil.

A heart untouched by worldly things, not swayed by sorrow, passionless and secure - that is the greatest blessing.

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