The eight-fold path is the fourth noble truth, the way to awakening. The Buddha began and ended his teaching career with a discussion of the
Buddhism teaches that acts that cause suffering to oneself or others are rooted in an ignorance of karma. According to teachings of karma, unwholesome actions
Just as a fletcher straightens an arrow shaft, even so the discerning man straightens his mind – so fickle and unsteady, so difficult to guard.
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
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.
There’s an old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but that’s not really the case. The road to hell is
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
Time and again the Buddha has stressed the need for effort, for diligence, exertion, and unflagging perseverance. The reason why effort is so crucial is