Daily Words of the Buddha

March 8, 2006

One who is a master of knowledge, Who has lived the holy life, Is called one gone to the world’s end, One who has reached the further shore.

Itivuttaka 109


Daily Words of the Buddha

March 7, 2006

One is one’s own protector, one is one’s own refuge. Therefore, one should control oneself, even as a trader controls a noble steed.

Dhammapada 380


Daily Words of the Buddha

March 6, 2006

Just as a tree, though cut down, sprouts up again if its roots remain uncut and firm, even so, until the craving that lies dormant is rooted out, suffering springs up again and again.

Dhammapada 338

Daily Words of the Buddha 3-5

March 5, 2006

Slay anger and you will be happy,
slay anger and you will not sorrow.
For the slaying of anger in all its forms
with its poisoned root and sweet sting-
that is the slaying the nobles praise;
with anger slain one weeps no more.

Samyutta Nikaya I, 161

Daily Words of the Buddha

March 4, 2006

Good is virtue until life’s end, good is faith that is steadfast, good is the acquisition of wisdom, and good is the avoidance of evil.

Dhammapada 333

Daily Words of the Buddha

March 3, 2006

Good are friends when need arises; good is contentment with just what one has; good is merit when life is at an end, and good is the abandoning of all suffering.

Dhammapada 331

Daily Words of the Buddha

March 2, 2006

If for company you find a wise and prudent friend who leads a good life, you should, overcoming all impediments, keep his company joyously and mindfully.

Dhammapada 328