Wildness and remorse, and hateful thoughts, And dullness- somnolence, and yearning lust, And doubt are hindrances—please know these five Are thieves that steal the gem of virtuous deeds.
You are good when you are fully awake in your speech. Yet you are not evil when you sleep while your tongue staggers without purpose. And even stumbling speech may strengthen a weak tongue. You are good when you walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps. Yet you are not evil when you … Continue reading Stumbling speech may strengthen a weak tongue
Faith and ethics, learning, bounteousness, A flawless sense of shame and decency, And wisdom are the seven riches all Buddhas teach. Know, other common riches have no worth.
THE ART OF VIRTUE Tell me: how did gold come to have the highest value? Because it is uncommon and useless and shining and mellow in luster; it always bestows itself. Only as an image of the highest virtue did gold come to have the highest value. Gold-like gleams the glance of the giver.... The … Continue reading On healthy and holy selfishness