Daily Words of the Buddha ~ November 06, 2014

azalea-bonsai
Dosaggiṃ pana mettāya,
nibbāpenti naruttamā.
Mohaggiṃ pana paññāya
yāyaṃ nibbedhagāminī.

By love they will quench the fire of hate,
by wisdom the fire of delusion.
Those supreme ones extinguish delusion
with wisdom that breaks through to truth.

Itivuttaka 3.93

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ November 04, 2014

awesome pillarsPaṇḍito sīlasampanno
jalaṃ aggīva bhāsati;
bhoge saṃharamānassa
bhamarasseva irīyato.

One who is virtuous and wise
shines forth like a blazing fire;
like a bee collecting nectar
one acquires wealth by harming none.

Dīgha Nikāya 3.265

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Daily Words of the Buddha for November 03, 2014

WeAreOneSabbhireva samāsetha,
sabbhi kubbetha santhavaṃ.
Sataṃ saddhammamaññāya
paññā labbhati nāññato.

Consort only with the good,
come together with the good.
To learn the teaching of the good
gives wisdom like nothing else can.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.31

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ November 02, 2014

Gravity  by  aminsedigManopubbaṅgamā dhammā;
manoseṭṭhā manomayā.
Manasā ce pasannena
bhāsati vā karoti vā,
tato naṃ sukhamanveti
chāyāva anapāyinī.

Mind precedes all things;
mind is their chief, mind is their maker.
If one speaks or does a deed
with a mind that is pure within,
happiness then follows along
like a never departing shadow.

Dhammapada 1.2

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 29, 2014

valley path
Anabhijjhālu vihareyya,
abyāpannena cetasā.
Sato ekaggacittassa,
ajjhattaṃ susamāhito.

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

Aṅguttara Nikāya 4.29

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 19, 2014

archaic wisdomNa paresaṃ vilomāni,
na paresaṃ katākataṃ.
Attanova avekkheyya,
katāni akatāni ca.

Look not to the faults of others,
nor to their omissions and commissions.
But rather look to your own acts,
to what you have done and left undone.

Dhammapada 4.50
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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 18, 2014

white lotusPuññameva so sikkheyya
āyataggaṃ sukhudrayaṃ.
Dānañca samacariyañca,
mettacittañca bhāvaye.

Train yourself in doing good
that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of boundless love.

Itivuttaka 1.22

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 17, 2014

manifesting1Ubhinnamatthaṃ carati,
attano ca parassa ca;
paraṃ saṅkupitaṃ ñatvā,
yo sato upasammati.

Knowing that the other person is angry,
one who remains mindful and calm
acts for one’s own best interest
and for the other’s interest, too.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 15, 2014

gilt buddhaDānañca, peyyavajjañca,
atthacariyā ca yā idha,
samānattatā ca dhammesu,
tattha tattha yathārahaṃ;
ete kho saṅgahā loke
rathassāṇīva yāyato.

Generosity, kind words,
doing a good turn for others,
and treating all people alike:
these bonds of sympathy are to the world
what the linchpin is to the chariot wheel.

Jātaka 20

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 14, 2014

feed one

Dhammena saṃharitvāna,
uṭṭhānādhigataṃ dhanaṃ,
tappeti annapānena
sammā satte vanibbake.

With one’s wealth collected justly,
won through one’s own efforts,
one shares both food and drink
with beings who are in need.

Itivuttaka 3.75

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 12, 2014

autumn rainUddhaṃ, tiriyaṃ apācinaṃ,
yāvatā jagato gati
samavekkhitā va dhammānaṃ
khandhānaṃ udayabbayaṃ.

Above, across or back again,
wherever one goes in the world
let one carefully scrutinise
the rise and fall of compounded things.

Itivuttaka 4.111

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 10, 2014

red lady on the rocksSambādhe vāpi vindanti,
dhammaṃ nibbānapattiyā
ye satiṃ paccalatthaṃsu
sammā te susamāhitā.

Even when obstacles crowd in,
the path to Nibbana can be won
by those who establish mindfulness
and bring to perfection equipoise.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.88

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 08, 2014

underwater statuePabbatassa suvaṇṇassa,
jātarūpassa kevalo
dvittāva nālamekassa:
iti vidvā samañcare.

Were there a mountain all made of gold,
doubled that would not be enough
to satisfy a single person:
know this and live accordingly.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.156

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 07, 2014

monkey hi fiveTasseva tena pāpiyo,
yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati.
Kuddhaṃ appaṭikujjhanto,
saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ.

The worse of the two is one,
who, when abused, retaliates.
One who does not retaliate,
wins a battle hard to win.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 06, 2014

myanmar-moine-bouddhisteDunniggahassa lahuno,
yatthakāmanipātino.
Cittassa damatho sādhu,
cittaṃ dantaṃ sukhāvahaṃ.

Wonderful it is to train the mind,
so swiftly moving, seizing whatever it wants.
Good is it to have a well-trained mind,
for a well-trained mind brings happiness.

Dhammapada 3.35

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 05, 2014

2 lilypadsAtītaṃ nānvāgameyya,
nappaṭikaṅkhe anāgataṃ;
yadatītaṃ pahīnaṃ taṃ,
appattañca anāgataṃ

The past should not be followed after,
and the future not desired;
what is past is dead and gone,
and the future is yet to come.

Majjhima Nikāya 3.272

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 28, 2014

star_TheSriyantraverypotentforattractingallSuddhasatvicqualitiesintoyourlifeYo na hanti na ghāteti,
na jināti na jāpaye,
mettaṃso sabbabhūtānaṃ,
veraṃ tassa na kenacī.

One who does not strike nor makes others strike,
who robs not nor makes others rob,
sharing love with all that live,
finds enmity with none.

Itivuttaka 1.27

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 27, 2014

little gold heartAnatthajanano doso,
doso cittappakopano;
bhayamantarato jātaṃ
taṃ jano nāvabujjhati.

Hate brings great misfortune,
hate churns up and harms the mind;
this fearful danger deep within
most people do not understand.

Itivuttaka 3.88

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 25, 2014

2mice“Yathā ahaṃ tathā ete;
yathā ete tathā ahaṃ.”
Attānaṃ upamaṃ katvā,
na haneyya na ghātaye.

“As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I.”
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710
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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 23, 2014

double rainbow farmSabbā āsattiyo chetvā,
vineyya hadaye daraṃ,
upasanto sukhaṃ seti,
santiṃ pappuyya cetasā.

With all one’s attachments cut,
with the heart’s pining subdued,
calm and serene and happy is one,
for one has attained peace of mind.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.242

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Daily Words of the Buddha ~ September 22, 2014

ed5ac46f58e2a232632f1646bb9339a8Sukhā virāgatā loke
kāmānaṃ samatikkamo
asmimānassa yo vinayo
etaṃ ve paramaṃ sukhaṃ.

Freedom from lust is happiness in the world,
the going beyond all sensual desires.
But the crushing out of the conceit “I am”–
this is the highest happiness.

Udāna 2.11

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