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Y ou should know therefore, that everything in the world is impermanent. Meetings necessarily have separations, so do not harbor grief.

Buddhism Quote n°7895 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


A lways examine yourselves, and do not allow yourselves to have faults, this way you can gain liberation within my Dharma.

Buddhism Quote n°7894 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


R ealizing that this body is like froth, penetrating its mirage-like nature, and plucking out Mara’s flower-tipped arrows of sensuality, go beyond sight of the King of Death!

Buddhism Quote n°7893 | 
v.46, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T hey have completed the bodhisattva’s course of Paramitas and practiced the samadhis of emptiness, non-form and non-desire, the samadhi of non-arising and non-ceasing and many other samadhis; they have gone far beyond the stages of sravakas and pratyekabuddhas.

Buddhism Quote n°7892 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


H e dwelt in the realization that all dharmas are empty, devoid of distinctive features, and not to be sought after, and that they neither act nor arise; he thus realized that all dharmas are like magical creations.

Buddhism Quote n°7891 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


A ccordingly, extract one organ, free it from adhesion, and subdue it at its inner core. Once subdued, it will return to primal truth and radiate its innate brilliance. When that brilliance shines forth, the remaining five adhesions will b e f re e d to accomplish total liberation.

Buddhism Quote n°7890 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


T hose who see the Way are like someone holding a torch who enters a dark room, dispelling the darkness so that only light remains. When you study the Way and see the truth, ignorance vanishes and light remains forever.

Buddhism Quote n°7889 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


F or this reason all of you should increasingly benefit yourselves by learning, considering, and cultivating wisdom.

Buddhism Quote n°7888 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


O ne with wisdom rides in a secure boat for crossing over the ocean of birth, old age, sickness, and death.

Buddhism Quote n°7887 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


B odhisattvas apply themselves and deeply appreciate study and erudition, constantly striving to expand their wisdom and refine their eloquence. Nothing brings them greater joy than teaching and transforming living beings.

Buddhism Quote n°7886 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


D estroy the darkness of delusion with the brightness of wisdom.

Buddhism Quote n°7885 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


C alm is his thought, calm his speech, and calm his deed, who, truly knowing, is wholly freed, perfectly tranquil and wise.

Buddhism Quote n°7884 | 
v.96, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


W isdom never becomes perfect in one whose mind is not steadfast, who knows not the Good Teaching and whose faith wavers.

Buddhism Quote n°7883 | 
v.38, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B etter it is to live one day wise and meditative than to live a hundred years foolish and uncontrolled.

Buddhism Quote n°7882 | 
v.111, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T he wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering, alone experience Nibbana, the incomparable freedom from bondage.

Buddhism Quote n°7881 | 
v.23, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


T hose who allow their minds to wander freely lose the goodness that people do. By restraining it in one place there is no affair which cannot be completed.

Buddhism Quote n°7880 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


W ith respect to merit, you should always be single-minded. Relinquish laziness as you would avoid a hateful thief.

Buddhism Quote n°7879 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


I f you attain concentration your mind will not be scattered. It is like a household that uses its water sparingly and is able to regulate its irrigation ditches. One who cultivates concentration is also the same way; for the sake of the water of wisdom he cultivates dhyana concentration, so it doesn’t leak away.

Buddhism Quote n°7878 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


I f you collect your thoughts, your mind will be concentrated. If your mind is concentrated, you can know the arising and ceasing of all dharma’s appearances. All of you should constantly and vigorously cultivate concentration.

Buddhism Quote n°7877 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


T hough one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself.

Buddhism Quote n°7876 | 
v.103, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


A ll should seek emancipation, cut the roots of samsara and its various evils, and so aspire to esc ape from the paths of immeasurable sorrow, fear and pain in the three evil realms.

Buddhism Quote n°7875 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


S trong-willed and diligent, their determination never falters. Thus they become lamps to the world and fields of supreme merit; they always become teachers and harbor no thought of discrimination, aversion, or attachment.

Buddhism Quote n°7874 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


I f one sincerely, diligently and unceasingly seeks the Way, one will be able to reach one’s destination. What vow is there which cannot be fulfilled?

Buddhism Quote n°7873 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


C onstantly, day and night, to recollect, to reflect on and to contemplate on the wholesome dharmas so as to cause the wholesome dharmas to increase from thought-moment to thoughtmoment, without allowing the least unwholesome thought to mingle in.

Buddhism Quote n°7872 | 
Translated by Saddhaloka Bhikkhu. 


I f you lose mindfulness you will lose all merit. If your power of mindfulness is firm and strong, though you mingle with the thieves of the five desires, they cannot harm you.

Buddhism Quote n°7871 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


A rise! Do not be heedless! Lead a righteous life. The righteous live happily both in this world and the next.

Buddhism Quote n°7870 | 
v.168, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


L ike a thoroughbred horse touched by the whip, be strenuous, be filled with spiritual yearning. By faith and moral purity, by effort and meditation, by investigation of the truth, by being rich in knowledge and virtue, and by being mindful, destroy this unlimited suffering.

Buddhism Quote n°7869 | 
v.144, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


H asten to do good; restrain your mind from evil. He who is slow in doing good, his mind delights in evil.

Buddhism Quote n°7868 | 
v.116, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B etter it is to live one day strenuous and resolute than to live a hundred years sluggish and dissipated.

Buddhism Quote n°7867 | 
v.112, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


D o not give way to heedlessness. Do not indulge in sensual pleasures. Only the heedful and meditative attain great happiness.

Buddhism Quote n°7866 | 
v.27, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


B y effort and heedfulness, discipline and self-mastery, let the wise one make for himself an island which no ?ood can overwhelm.

Buddhism Quote n°7865 | 
v.25, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


Y ou should always single-mindedly and diligently seek the way out of all the moving and unmoving dharmas of the world, for they are all decaying, unfxed appearances.

Buddhism Quote n°7864 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


Y ou should restrain the five sense organs, and do not allow them to enter the fve desires as they please.

Buddhism Quote n°7863 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


W ith unflagging vigor, great people break through their afflictions and baseness. They vanquish and defeat the four kinds of demons, and escape from the prison of the five skandhas41.

Buddhism Quote n°7862 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 
41 Five skandhas: The five aggregates, which are matter (or body), sensations (or feelings), perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness.(??:????,??? / ?????????????????)


V ictory begets enmity; the defeated dwell in pain. Happily the peaceful live, discarding both victory and defeat.

Buddhism Quote n°7861 | 
v.201, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


P ossessed of the power to persevere , he did not avoid undergoing various afflictions. Having little desire for his own sake, he knew contentment. Without any impure thought, enmity or stupidity, he dwelt continually in tranquil samadhi.

Buddhism Quote n°7860 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


H e did not harbor any thought of greed, hatred or cruelty; nor did he allow any ideas of greed, hatred or cruelty to arise. He was unattached to any form, sound, smell, taste, touch or idea.

Buddhism Quote n°7859 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


P atience under insult is the greatest strength, because people who are patient do not harbor hatred, and they gradually grow more peaceful and strong. Patient people, since they are not evil, will surely gain the respect of others.

Buddhism Quote n°7858 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


W hen an evil person hears about your goodness and intentionally comes to cause trouble, you should restrain yourself and not become angry or blame him. Then the one who has come to do evil will do evil to himself.

Buddhism Quote n°7857 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


I f you allow yourself to have thoughts of anger, you will hinder your own Way, and lose the merit and virtue you have gained.

Buddhism Quote n°7856 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


W hen I 40 was cut limb from limb, if I had an appearance of a self, an appearance of others, an appearance of living beings or an appearance of a life, I would have been outraged.

Buddhism Quote n°7855 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 
39 ?????????????
40 “I” here refers to Sakyamuni Buddha.


Y ou should know that a heart of anger is worse than a fierce fire. You should always guard against it, and not allow it to enter you.

Buddhism Quote n°7854 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


O ne who is able to practice patience can be called a great person who has strength. If you are unable to happily and patiently undergo the poison of malicious abuse, as if drinking sweet dew, you cannot be called a wise person who has entered the Way.

Buddhism Quote n°7853 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


P atience is a virtue which neither upholding the precepts nor the ascetic practices are able to compare with.

Buddhism Quote n°7852 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


H e avoided all wrong speech that would bring harm upon himself or others or both; he engaged in right speech that would bring benefit to himself or others or both.

Buddhism Quote n°7851 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 


W hat are these ten (wholesome dharmas) ? They are the ability to give up forever killing, stealing, wrong conduct, lying, slandering, harsh language, frivolous speech, lust, hate, and wrong views.

Buddhism Quote n°7850 | 
Translated by Saddhaloka Bhikkhu. 


S peaking about wholesome dharmas, the bodies of men and devas, the Illumination of the Shravakas37, the Illumination of the Pratyekas38, and the Highest Illumination, they are all accomplished depending on these dharmas which are to be considered as fundamental. Therefore they are called wholesome dharmas. These dharmas are the ten wholesome ways of actions.

Buddhism Quote n°7849 | 
Translated by Saddhaloka Bhikkhu. 
37 Shravaka: The Buddha’s disciples.(??:??????????????)
38 Pratyekas are said to achieve enlightenment on their own.(??/??:???????,???????????)


M y disciples may be several thousand miles away from me, but if they remember my moral precepts, they will certainly attain the fruition of the Way. If those who are by my side do not follow my moral precepts, they may see me constantly, but in the end they will not attain the Way.

Buddhism Quote n°7848 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


N ot despising, not harming, restraint according to the code of monastic discipline, moderation in food, dwelling in solitude, devotion to meditation — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Buddhism Quote n°7847 | 
v.185, translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita. 


I f a person is able to uphold the pure precepts, he will, as a result, be able to have good dharmas. If one lacks the pure precepts, no good merit and virtue can arise. Therefore you should know that the precepts are the dwelling place for the foremost and secure merit and virtue.

Buddhism Quote n°7846 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 


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