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Where Are The 17 Arhats?

Jul. 13 | Sudden windfalls seldom bring about sudden happiness; bringing sudden unrest instead.  – Stonepeace | Books A peasant dug up a very valuable golden statue of an Arhat from a hill. When his friends learned of the discovery, they rushed to congratulate...

Are You As ‘Poor’ As You Think?

Jun. 6 | It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca José Alberto ‘Pepe’ Mujica Cordano is the current president of Uruguay, who is described to be ‘the world’s “poorest”...

Why Drink More Salt Water?

Jan. 26 | Sensual pleasure are like salt water: The more you indulge, the more thirst increases. Abandon at once those things which breed clinging attachment. This is the practice of bodhisattvas. – Bodhisattva (Gyelsay) Togmay Zangpo (Verse #21 Of The Thirty-Seven...

Why Is It Better To Give Than To Receive?

Dec. 10 | 不知足者  Those who not know contentment, 虽富而贫  even if rich, they are however poor. 知足之人  Those who know contentment, 虽贫而富  even if poor, they are however rich. – 佛陀  The Buddha (遗教经  Sutra Of Bequeathed...

How Many Horses Do You Need?

Nov. 21 | Not knowing what is enough, you will never have enough, even if you do have enough. – Stonepeace | Get Books Here is a Tibetan folk tale retold and extended: The first brother has 1 horse. The second brother has 99 horses. None feel they have enough. The...

Food Haiku

Jul. 6 | All this excess eating cannot fulfil the hunger when it is not physical Share This:

Knowing Contentment

Jul. 19 | Those who do not know contentment, although rich, they are poor. Those who know contentment, although poor, they are rich. Those who do not know contentment, are constantly led by their five desires, pitied by those who know contentment. – The Buddha...

Rich Or Poor?

Feb. 29 | Always craving, always poor, even if always rich. Always content, always rich, even if always poor. – Stonepeace Share This:

Small Is Beautiful

Dec. 21 | The most simple way to attain sufficiency is the best. The most complex way to attain excesses is the worst. ~ Stonepeace While the materialist is mainly interested in goods, the Buddhist is mainly interested in liberation. But Buddhism is “The...

The Purpose of Life

Oct. 12 | I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating...

Why Practise the Dharma?

Oct. 7 | All the water and drink you’ve consumed From beginningless time until now Has failed to satisfy your thirst or bring you contentment. Drink therefore of this stream Of enlightened mind, Fortunate Ones. ~ Milarepa Share This: