Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Words From The Enlightened One

Words From The Enlightened One

* If you fear pain, if you dislike pain, don't do an evil deed in open or secret.
If you're doing or will do an evil deed, you won't escape pain:
it will catch you even as you run away.
Udāna 5.44

* As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings.
Sutta Nipāta 1.149

* Exalted in mind & heedful, the sage trained in sagacity's ways:
One has no sorrows, one who is Such, calmed & ever mindful.
Udāna 4.37

* Conviction is a person's highest wealth.
Dhamma, when well-practiced, brings bliss.
Truth is the highest of tastes.
Living with discernment, one's life is called best.
Sutta Nipāta 1.184

* Rouse yourself! Sit up!
Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.
Do not let the king of death, seeing you are careless,
lead you astray and dominate you.
Sutta Nipāta 2.334

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