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Friday, April 15, 2005
Not-Quite-Daily Dhamma: Verses for Reflection

"One who conquers himself is greater than one who
conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the
battlefield. Be victorious over yourself, and not over
others. When you have gained victory over yourself,
not even the gods can turn it into defeat."

--Dhammapada 102-104 (8:4-5)

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"One who stops rising anger as one would stop an
out-of-control chariot, that one deserves to be called
a charioteer; others merely hold the reins."

--Dhammapada 222 (17:2)

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"Forbearing patience is the highest form of self-discipline."

--Dhammapada 184 (14:6)

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"When a house is burning, the fire is put out with water.
So it is with a man of wisdom. Skillful, learned, and self-
reliant, he extinguishes sorrow as soon as it arises."

--Salla Sutta (Sn 591)

Posted by mettajon at 6:38 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, April 15, 2005 10:06 PM CDT
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Sunday, April 10, 2005
Daily Dhamma: Verses for Reflection

 

"All that we experience is the result of our thoughts, is
founded on our thoughts, is made up of our thoughts..."

--Dhammapada 1:1

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"Whatever harm an enemy may do to one...an undisciplined mind
can do far greater harm. Whatever good one's mother, father, or
other relatives may do for one, a well-disciplined mind can do far
greater good."

--Dhammapada 42-43 (3:10-11)

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The Buddha: "What is the purpose of a mirror, Rahula?"

Rahula: "The purpose of a mirror is reflection, Venerable One."

The Buddha: "So it is with the mind, Rahula.  Actions of body,
speech, and mind should be done after repeated reflection."

--Ambalatthika Rahulovada Sutta (MN 61)

Posted by mettajon at 12:05 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2007 4:47 PM CDT
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