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Monday, April 25, 2005
Not-Quite-Daily Dhamma: Verses for Reflection

"Mindfulness is the path to the deathless;
heedlessness is the path to death. Those
who are mindful do not die; the heedless
are as if dead already."

--Dhammapada 21 (2:1)

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"Greed can neither be eliminated by
bodily acts nor by speech. Hatred
can neither be eliminated by bodily
acts nor by speech. Delusion can
neither be eliminated by bodily acts
nor by speech. But all of these can
be eliminated by wisely seeing them."

--Anguttara Nikaya (101:23)


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Re: holding onto anger and resentment:

"By doing this, you are like a man who
wants to harm another and picks up a
burning ember. He only burns himself."

--Venerable Buddhaghosa, Visuddhi Magga (9:23)

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"The anger that you entertain
gnaws away at the very roots
of any virtues that you observe."

--Venerable Buddhaghosa, Visuddhi Magga (9:22)

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"If you get angry at someone, then
maybe you make him suffer, maybe not;
though with the hurt that anger brings,
you certainly are suffering now."

--Venerable Buddhaghosa, Visuddhi Magga (9:22)

Posted by mettajon at 7:07 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, April 25, 2005 7:14 PM CDT
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