As an irrigator guides water to his fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives.
Buddha (563 - 483 BC)
Source: The Dhammapada
Contributed by: Brian
One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.
If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.
To utter pleasant words without practicing them, is like a fine flower without fragrance.
Contributed by: Zaady
Through zeal, knowledge is gotten, through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.
Source: The Dhammapada By Friedrich Max Müller, Viggo Fausbøll- Page 68, v. 282
The poisonous serpent of afflictions is sleeping in your mind; just as if a black viper were asleep in your room.
You must use the hook of precepts to quickly remove it.
When the sleeping snake is gone, then you can rest at ease.
Source: Sutra on the Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching Translation into Chinese by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva of Yao Qin Dynasty (ca. A.D.400)
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
Source: The Dhammapada - Page 3, v. 1 by Irving Babbitt, Guatama Buddha, Friedrich Max Müller
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
Source: Wisdom from world religions By John Templeton
Though through all his life a fool associates with a wise man, he yet understands not the Dharma, as the spoon, the flavor of soup.
Source: Phuttha wačhana nai thammabot by Sathīanphong Wannapok
From craving arises sorrow, from craving arises fear, but he who is freed from craving has no sorrow and certainly no fear.
Source: The Dhammapada: the path of perfection - Page 66 by Juan Mascaró , v.16
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