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Moral Lesson: Mirror of the Mind

Boltan Hall has written the following lines:I looked at my brother with the microscope of criticism, And I said, ‘How coarse my brother is!’ I looked at him through the telescope of scorn, And I said, ‘How small my brother is!’ Then I looked in the mirror of truth, And I said, ‘How like me

Buddhism: Calmness of Nobel beings

The Buddha was asked this question: Why do the noble beings who have developed their minds appear so calm and radiant? The Buddha replied:‘They sorrow not for what is past, They yearn not after that which is not come, The present is sufficient for them: Hence it is they appear so radiant. By having

Buddhism: Think before you speak

The Buddha spoke about the four kinds of wrong speech. The first is lying. When a person goes to a court of justice, or in the company of relatives and friends, he would say ‘I know’ when he does not, and ‘I don’t know’ when he does. To save himself,

Buddhism: Watch Yourself

Q: If putting everything together in our bowls is important, why don’t you as a teacher do it yourself? Don’t you feel it is important for the teacher to set an example?A: Yes, it is true, a teacher should set an example for his disciples. I don’t mind that you

Buddhism: The way it is ~ Ajahn Sumedho

Eventually, you let go of all these things because they're not ends in themselves either, but they are like tools to be used. You learn to use these tools, and when you've finished you don't need to hang on to them.Signifying this, the Buddha referred to his teaching as a