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Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

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“There are times when I suspect the mind has a mind of its own. It shows us pictures. Pictures of the past, and the might-one-day-be. This mind’s mind exerts its own will, too, and has its own voice.”

- character in The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

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Pay no attention to the faults of others,

things done or left undone by others.

Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.

Buddha

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Form is none other than emptiness, emptiness none other than form.

Feeling, thought and consciousness itself are like this.

Heart Sutra

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As a single slab of rock won't budge in the wind,

So the wise are not moved by praise, or by blame.

Like a deep lake, clear, unruffled, and calm;

So the wise become clear, and calm,

On hearing the words of the Dhamma.

Dhammapada, 6, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Note: edited only for punctuation and capitalisation.

Edited by IMA_FARANG

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Daily Buddhist Wisdom

Non-violence means dialogue, using our language, the human language. Dialogue means compromise; respecting each others rights; in the spirit of reconciliation there is a real solution to conflict and disagreement. There is no hundred percent winner, no hundred percent loser—not that way but half-and-half. That is the practical way, the only way.

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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The Lord (Buddha) taught a holy life not based on tradition; for restraint and abandoning, leading to and merging in Nibbana. This is the path followed by the great, (and) pursued by the lofty sages. Those who enter that course as taught by the Enlightened One, (and) heeding the Teacher's instruction, will make an end of suffering.

Itivuttaka

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Note: edited for capitalization and punctuation and with a few words (added) by me to aid clarity. (I think).

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Daily Buddhist Wisdom

Sakka asked: "What is the cause of self-interest?"

The Buddha answered: "It is perception of the world as one's object."

"How does one overcome this perception of the world as apart from oneself?"

"By acting for the increase of goodness and happiness. It is in this way that the world ceases to be one's object."

- Digha Nikaya

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To solve the problems of life is neither to multiply the quantity nor to escape; it is to search for their causes. Having found the cause, the problem is half-solved.

- Luang Pu Chan, Wisdom of Ven Phra Thepkavi

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"It can be better to print sutras and distribute them than just to build more statues of the Buddha. What we need is teaching, study of the Dharma, and statues do not teach us. Rather than building a grand monastery, it's sometimes better to build a learning center, going to the roof of things. The 21st century Buddhist must have full knowledge of science and secular matters, and full knowledge of Buddhism, too."

- The Dalai Lama

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All (those) states that can be returned to (i.e. are derived from) external causes are obviously not you, but that (state) which cannot be returned to anywhere, if it is not you, (then) what is it?

Therefore, you should know that your mind is fundamentally wonderful, bright, and pure and that because of your involvement with the things of the world you have covered it up and lost it.(Just as the storm clouds cover the Sun). In this way you are caught on the endless wheel of becoming this or (becoming) that, sinking and floating in that sea of endless becoming. (Therefore) Awaken yourself now to your own bright mind. (and in that way end the cycle).

- Surangama Sutra

Edited by IMA_FARANG

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On Marinus’ desk is folio volume: Osteographia by William Cheselden.

“See who’s waiting inside for you,” says the doctor.

Jacob contemplates the details, and the devil plants a seed.

What if this engine of bones — the seed germinates — is a man’s entirety …

Wind wallops the walls like a dozen tree trunks tumbling.

… and divine love is a mere means of extracting baby engines of bones?

Jacob thinks about Abbot Enomoto’s questions at their one meeting.

“Doctor, do you believe in the soul’s existence?”

Marinus prepares, the clerk expects, an erudite and arcane reply. “Yes.”

“Then where” —Jacbon indicates the pious, profane skeleton— “is it?”

“The soul is a verb.” He impales a lit candle on a spike. “Not a noun.”

— The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell (p. 146)

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How boundless and free is the sky of Awareness! How bright the full moon of wisdom! Truly, is anything missing now? Nirvana is right here, before our (very) eyes; this very place is the Lotus Land; this very body, the Buddha.

Hakuin Zenji, "Song of Zazen"

Comment: And this very mind is the Buddha Mind, your nature the Buddha Nature!

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Although there are countless teachings that instruct how to obtain enlightenment in a future life,

almost all of them are nothing more than expedients.

As the ultimate instruction there is simply no teaching that is superior to the true practice of the awakening to one's own nature.

Hakuin, what a great teacher.......

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What is the sense of life, Master?

Zen-Master: Wait, I have to go to toilet.

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