Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #12 – Buddhism

 

 

Couplets

Everything has mind in the lead, has

mind in the forefront, is made by mind.

If one speaks or acts with a corrupt

mind, misery will follow, as the wheel

of a cart follows the foot of the ox.

 

Everything has mind in the lead, has mind in the

forefront, is made by mind. If one speaks or acts

with a pure mind, happiness will follow, like a

shadow that never leaves.

 

“He reviled me; he injured me; he defeated me;

he deprived me.” In those who harbor such

grudges, hatred never ceases.

 

“He reviled me; he injured me; he defeated me;

he deprived me.” In those who do not harbor such

grudges, hatred eventually ceases.

 

Hatreds do not ever cease in this world by hating,

but by not hating; this is an eternal truth.

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining.

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #4 Buddhism

 

 

The Four Noble Truths

Monks, what is the noble truth about suffering?

Birth is suffering, old age is suffering, death is suffering, grief, lamentation, discomfort, unhappiness and despair are suffering; to wish for something and not obtain it is suffering; briefly, the five factors of attachment are suffering.

 

Monks, what is the noble truth about the origin of suffering?

Just this craving, leading to rebirth, accompanied by pleasure and emotion, and finding satisfaction now here now there, namely, the craving for sense-pleasure, the craving for new life and the craving for annihilation.

 

Monks, what is the noble truth about the cessation of suffering?

Just the complete indifference to and cessation of that very craving, the abandoning of it, the rejection of it, the freedom from it, the aversion toward it.

 

Monks, what is the noble truth about the way that goes into the cessation of suffering?

Just this noble eightfold way, namely, right view, right purpose, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

-The Buddha

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis