Ordinarily, mind is in a constant traffic — a thousand and one thoughts go on moving, like a crowd, a mob. With so many objects,
The Dhammapada, arguably the most popular Buddhist literature in the world, consists of 423 verses — part poetry, part philosophy, and a exemplary and beneficial
One of the oldest ways of expressing faith in Buddhism is by taking refuge in the three jewels. Also known as the triple gem and
Now I would like to explain some benefits and merits of altruism and the good heart. The human and deva vehicles — the ultimate aim
Q: In the West it is thought that desire, especially sexual desire, is a problem because it is largely unconscious. It is also thought that
How heavy the burden is! When a man is conceived in his mother’s womb, the five aggregates appertaining to him have to be cared for.
Good deeds can be compared to a pine tree. When we do a good deed it may not attract much attention, whereas evil may at
“Suppose that a man, wounded and festering, were to go into a swampy jungle. Its sharp-bladed grasses would pierce his feet; its thorns would scratch
This thing we call mind is very wild. The human experience is full of unpredictability and paradox, joys and sorrows, successes and failures. We can’t
Knowledge is like a knife. You hone it until it’s sharp—really sharp. Then you put it away. The knife can cause both benefits and harm.