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May all be free from sorrow, and the causes of sorrow, May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless.
Whatever happiness is in the world has arisen from a wish for the welfare of others; whatever misery there is has arisen from indulging selfishness.
To probe deep into your roots: The ignorance and confusion are you yourself. The preconceptions which are yourself Are envoys and agents sent by yourself.
If you wish to understand yourself, you must succeed in doing so in the midst of all kinds of confusions and upsets. Don't make the mistake of sitting...
The Buddha meditated for six years, Bodhidharma for nine. The practice of meditation is not a method for attainment of realization—it is enlightenment...
Sakka asked: "What is the cause of self-interest?" The Buddha answered: "It is perception of the world as one's object." "How does one overcome this perception...
If you really want freedom, happiness will arise From happiness will come rapture When your mind is enraptured, your body is tranquil When your body is...
Your search among books, word upon word, may lead you to the depths of knowledge, but it is not the way to receive the reflection of your true self. When...
It is through not understanding, not penetrating four things that we have run so erratically, wandered on so long in this round of existence, both you...
I have taught the way without making any distinction between inner and outer teaching. For in respect of the truth there must be no such thing as the...
And what, monks, is Right Thought? The thought of renunciation, the thought of non-ill-will, the thought of harmlessness. This, monks, is called Right...
And what, monks, is Right View? It is, monks, the knowledge of suffering, the knowledge of the origin of suffering, the knowledge of the cessation of...
Kutadanta accused the Buddha: "I am told that you teach the law of life and the way, yet you tear down religion. Your followers despise rituals and abandon...
...The body in which one can see the truth will die out, like a fan palm, without any future. But that which is the truth, that which is existence itself,...
That people are unknowing does not mean that they are unknowing like cows or goats. Even ignorant people look for a pathway to reality. But, searching...
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