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A Person of Integrity

‘It’s easy to see the errors of others, but hard to see your own. You winnow like chaff the errors of others, but conceal your own — like a cheat, an unlucky throw.’ Sudassaṃ vajjamaññesaṃ attano pana duddasaṃ Paresaṃ hi so vajjāni opuṇāti yathā bhūsaṃ Attano pana chādeti kaliṃ’va kitavā …

Intention .. is Kamma

“Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & intellect.” – Nibbedhika Sutta AN 6.63 What is Kamma? by Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera from Ven.’s book ‘What Buddhists Believe’ Kamma is an impersonal, natural law that operates in accordance with our …

Give up Anger

Kodhaṃ jahe vippajaheyya mānaṃ saṃyojanaṃ sabbam atikkameyya Taṃ nāmarāpasmiṃ asajjamānaṃ akincanaṃ nānupatanti dukkhā. 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. – Dhammapada Verse 221 – Kodhavagga: Anger … www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.17.budd.html An Angry Person …

Respect

Should one find a man who points out faults and who reproves, let him follow such a wise and sagacious person as one would a guide to hidden treasure. It is always better, and never worse, to cultivate such an association. – Dhammapada Verse 76 ‘Respect is the attitude you …

The purpose of this holy life

What is the purpose of this holy life? What is its essence? What is its final end? Iti kho bhikkhave nayidaṃ brahmacariyaṃ lābhasakkārasilokānisaṃsaṃ, na silasampadā nisaṃsaṃ, na samādhisampadānisaṃsasaṃ, na ñāṇadassanānisaṃsaṃ. Yā ca kho ayaṃ bhikkhave akuppā cetovimutti, etadatthamidaṃ bhikkhave brahmacariyaṃ. Etaṃ sāraṃ. Etaṃ pariyosānanti. “Monks, this holy life doesn’t have …

Who are Your Real Friends?

Suhadamittā Good-hearted friends Cattāro’me gahapatiputta mittā suhadā veditabbā: – upakāro mitto suhado veditabbo, – samānasukhadukkho mitto suhado veditabbo, – atthakkhāyī mitto suhado veditabbo, – anukampako mitto suhado veditabbo. “Young man, be aware of these four good-hearted friends: – the helper, – the friend who endures in good times and bad, …

A Gift is given …

A Gift is given .. for one, it does not bear great fruit, while for another, it bears great fruit. Why? In Brief: “Sariputta, there is the case where a person gives a gift seeking his own profit, – with a mind attached [to the reward], seeking to store up …