Category Archives: Gautam Buddha

Impurity – Gautam Buddha

You are now like a withered leaf;  the messengers of death have come near you.  You stand at the threshold of your departure.  Have you made provision for your journey Make yourself an island; work hard; be wise.  When your … Continue reading

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Joy – Gautam Buddha

Let us live in joy, not hating those who hate us. Among those who hate us, we live free of hate.  Let us live in joy,  free from disease among those who are diseased.  Among those who are diseased, let … Continue reading

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Miscellaneos – Gautam Buddha

If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great. He who, by causing pain to others, wishes to obtain pleasure for himself, he, entangled in … Continue reading

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Old Age -Gautam Buddha 

Why is there laughter, why is there joy while this world is always burning?  Why do you not seek a light,  you who are shrouded in darkness? Consider this dressed-up lump covered with wounds,  joined with limbs, diseased, and full … Continue reading

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Poem – The Seeker – Gautam Buddha 

The SeekerRestraint in the eye is good, good is restraint in the ear, in the nose restraint is good, good is restraint in the tongue.  In the body restraint is good, good is restraint in speech,  in thought restraint is … Continue reading

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Poem – The Wise – Gautam Buddha 

If you see a wise person who shows you your faults,  who shows what is to be avoided,  follow that wise person  as you would one who reveals hidden treasures;  you will be better not worse for following that one.  … Continue reading

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Poem – The Twin Verses – Gautam Buddha 

What we are is the result of what we have thought,  is built by our thoughts, is made up of our thoughts.  If one speaks or acts with an impure thought,  suffering follows one,  like the wheel of the cart … Continue reading

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