“If we look at an orange tree we can see that it makes an effort every day to have a long continuation. Every day the
This restless mind is indeed a source of great suffering. Our mind is at all times craving for satisfaction from external objects: beautiful sights, music,
If you really want to contemplate down to the true elemental nature of things in a subtle way, you have to develop the path that
We all are extremely fortunate. We should make ourselves happy and glad that we have the opportunity to practice, to train ourselves. This is something
The five precepts are a set of training rules that the Buddha laid out for his followers. Buddhist monks follow over 200 training rules, but
Then Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, the Blessed One said to him, “I say categorically, Ananda, that bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, & mental misconduct should not be done.”
The Dhamma, the truth taught by the Buddha, is uncovered gradually through sustained practice.
There is no wrong that cannot be committed by a lying person who has transgressed one (good) principle (i.e., that of truthfulness), and who has given up (all thought of) the other world.
Easily done are things which are bad and not beneficial to oneself. What is (both) beneficial and good, that is exceedingly difficult to do.