Bhante Wimala

A Quote by bhante y. wimala on mind and enigma

the great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind

Bhante Wimala

Source: lessons of the lotus

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Bhante Wimala on mind and buddhism

mind is seen in buddhism as an activity rather than an entity

Bhante Wimala

Source: lessons of the lotus

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Bhante Wimala on karma buddha and determinism

To believe that past karma alone determines the course of one's life is to believe in fatalism.  The Buddha's doctrine of karma is not fatalism or predestination but determinism..

Bhante Wimala

Source: Lessons of the Lotus

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by bhante y. wimala on rising sun and transient mist

some mornings, a thick mist forms over the lake, obstructing the magnificent view of the rising sun...we know that the sun still shines with the same luster beyond the transient mist,,,,

Bhante Wimala

Source: lessons of the lotus

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Bhante Wimala on love and discrimination

Love. When we were very young, we loved others beings unconditionally. If the other person did not return our love, we did not react with anger or hatred. Love was never associated with fear. It was spontaneous and arose from a pure heart. Love was not discriminatory. We loved the baby-sitter, the gardener, and our brothers and sisters simply as human beings. Again, somewhere along the way we lost that purity as a result of external influences. Then we began to love with discrimination.

Bhante Wimala

Source: Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Travelling Buddhist Monk, Pages: 19-20

Contributed by: Bilgi

A Quote by Bhante Wimala on river, life, and beauty

In Sri Lanka, we often compare human life to a river. When river water falls down the hills, it creates a beautiful waterfall. When it crashes on rocks, white foam is created, expressing its incredible hidden beauty. When the river silently flows through the valleys, it becomes mysterious and magical. These different things that happen to the river water along its path are all manifestations of its beauty. So, too, if we are to make meaning out of our odyssey as human beings on this planet, we have to accept that whatever happens on our way adds to life's beauty.

Bhante Wimala

Source: Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Travelling Buddhist Monk, Pages: 28-29

Contributed by: Bilgi

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