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Favourite Dhamma Quote

Post by cooran » Wed May 20, 2009 7:59 am

MN131 Bhaddekaratta Sutta, 'A Single Excellent Night'(Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, translated by the Ven. Bhikkhus Naa.namoli and Bodhi):

"Let not a person revive the past
Or on the future build his hopes;
For the past has been left behind
And the future has not been reached.

Instead with insight let him see
Each presently arisen state;
Let him know that and be sure of it,
Invincibly, unshakeably.
Today the effort must be made;
Tomorrow Death may come, who knows?

No bargain with Mortality
Can keep him and his hordes away,
But one who dwells thus ardently,
Relentlessly, by day, by night -
It is he, the Peaceful Sage has said,
Who has had a single excellent night."

metta
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Re: Favourite Dhamma Quote

Post by bodom » Tue May 26, 2009 1:10 am

There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. MEDITATE, Ananda, DO NOT DELAY, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you."


The Buddha - MN 152-[18]

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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