Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wise words

Those who speak much are not necessarily possessed of wisdom.
The wise can be seen to be at peace with life and free from all enmity and fear.

Dhammapada v.258

As rain cannot penetrate a well-made roof, so the passions cannot enter a well-trained heart.

Dhammapada v.14

If anything is to be done, do it well, with energy and devotion;
the renunciate life led heedlessly just stirs up the dust.

Dhammapada v 313

Truly it is ourselves that we depend upon; 
how could wer really depend upon another?
When we reach the state of self reliance we find a rare refuge.

Dhammapada v 160