Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Words of my Beloved Teacher...(2)

For better reading, I have split the verses into (1) and (2). Do enjoy and hope these words from the Wise makes your day.

An Arahant is not troubled with anything just as the earth is not troubled with clean and unclean things. He is virtuous and pure, as water free from mud. He attains Nibbana.

Though one should conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, he who conquers his own self, is the greatest of all conquerors.

For one who is in the habit of constantly honoring and respecting the elders, four blessings increase - age, beauty, bliss, and strength.

Even an evil-doer sees good as long as evil ripens not; but when it bears fruits, then he sees the evil results.

Whoever tries to seek happiness through hurting others, cannot find happiness.

Speak not harshly to anyone. Those thus addressed will retort. Painful, indeed, is vindictive speech. Blows in exchange may bruise you.

Through many a birth in samsara, wandered I, seeking, but not finding, the builder of this house. Sorrowful is it to be born again and again.

Let one first establish oneself in what is proper, and then instruct others. Such a wise man will not be defiled.

For the sake of others' welfare, however, great, let not one neglect one's own welfare. Clearly perceiving one's own welfare, let one be intent on one's own goal.

Whosoever, by a good deed, covers the evil done, such a one illuminates this world like the moon freed from clouds.

Rare is birth as a human being. Hard is the life of mortals. Hard it is to obtain the chance to listen to the Dhamma. Rare is the appearance of the Buddhas.

Not insulting, not harming, restraint according to the Fundamental Moral Code, moderation in food, secluded abode, intent on higher thoughts, - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.

Victory breeds hatred. The defeated live in pain. Happily the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.

Consort not with those that are dear, never with those that are not dear; not seeing those that are dear and seeing those that are not dear, are both painful.

Conquer the angry man by love; conquer the ill-natured man by goodness; conquer the miser with generosity; conquer the liar with truth.

Hard is the life of a modest one who ever seeks purity, is detached, humble, clean in life and reflective.

Above is my gifts to all an may All be Well and Happy!


  1. hahaha.. I have printed your sharings and given to my colleague for her children.

    Hope it is not copyrighted.

  2. It is copyrighted and you have to pay the royalty. I took the effort to do it beautifully because of respect to a Wise Teacher.

  3. Ha.a.a. Robin, looks like you have to pay.

    Lian, beautifully presented with lotusbuds. Great sharings indeed!