Daily Dhamma Archives
Without wisdom, power is blind.
Buddhas last message
" When I am gone, my Teaching shall be your Master and your Guide "
As a mountain of solid rock remains unshaken by the storm, so the wise man remains unmoved by praise or blame.
When a man has learned how to live as a real human being, without disturbing others, he can then live peacefully, without any fear in his heart.
Strengthening The Mind
Strengthening the mind is not done by making it move around as is done to strengthen the body, but by bringing the mind to a halt, bringing it to rest.
Conduct builds character. No one can bestow the gift of a good character upon another.Each one has to build it up by thought, reflection, care, effort, mindfulness and concentrated activity.
There are no guarantees in life. Sometimes we just have to take a leap of faith.
Right Mind in our practice leads the way for us to overcome suffering and to achieve spiritual freedom.
Change and Acceptance
We have to do our best in every situation as it occurs. We have to have the wisdom to differentiate between what can be changed and what must be accepted. Whilst knowing that this too will pass.
To be still is to be conscious without thought. When we are still we are beyond our temporal existence; consciousness--unconditioned and formless.
Real life is the present moment and not found in memories of the past nor in dreams of the future.. One who lives in the present moment lives the real life.
Real happiness is found within, and not to be defined in terms of wealth, power, honours or conquests.
The present is the offspring of the past, and becomes, in turn, the parent of the future.
Taste For Yourself
Dont just go and believe in the teacher because he says a fruit is sweet and delicious. Taste it for yourself and then all the doubting will be over.
As long as there is a thirst to be and to become the cycle of continuity ( Samsara) goes on. It can stop only when its driving force, this thirst, is cut off through wisdom which sees reality and truth.
Level and Balanced
Water always finds its own level, it is never slanted or leaning. It teaches us to go with the flow of life's changes and not to stagnate beneath the weight of our desires and opinions.
The ego loves its resentment of reality. What is reality ? Whatever is.
Do not fuel the drama anymore which is part of all egoic relationships. What is its fuel? Re-activity, the ego thrives on it !
Buddhists take refuge in the Buddha not out of fear of him, but to gain inspiration and right understanding for their self purification.
The recollection of the Buddha produces joy, invigorates the mind and elevates men from states of restlessness, tension and frustration.
Great love is the wish that all living beings, without exception, have happiness and the causes of happiness. It is the love that embraces all beings without discrimination.
Mind and Matter ( Nama-Rupa )
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
All growth is from within. This is evident in all nature. Every plant, every animal, every human being is a testimony to this great law. But in error we keep searching on the outside when we could be looking within.
Without wisdom, power is blind. Without love, power is cold and self serving. Wisdom and love (Metta) should be evident in our daily lives.
Dont spoil what you have by desiring what you dont have. Remember that what you now have was the thing you once wished for.
Dont hang out with angry people because anger, like joy and gratitude, is contagious. We must keep our distance.