Om Mani Padme Hum

July 10, 2015

A buddhist prayer, heard first at Sikkim , sounds so peaceful and reminds me of the mountains …

Subhashitam

May 21, 2011

“He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins”

The Dhammapada quote

http://thinkexist.com/quotes/the_dhammapada/

Subhashitam

May 13, 2011

Brahmanavagga "The Brahmana" (verses 383-423)

  • A man does not become a Brahmana by his platted hair, by his family, or by birth; in whom there is truth and righteousness, he is blessed, he is a Brahmana. (Verse 393)
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dhammapada

    Subhashitam

    May 11, 2011

    Panditavagga "The Spiritually Mature" (verses 76-89)

  • Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.
  • Translator: Acharya Buddharakkhita
  • http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dhammapada

    Subhashitam

    May 11, 2011

    Yammakavagga “The Pairs” (verses 1-20)

  • Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox. (Verse 1)
  • Translator: Acharya Buddharakkhita
  • Alternate translation: Phenomena are preceded by the heart, ruled by the heart, made of the heart. If you speak or act with a corrupted heart, then suffering follows you — as the wheel of the cart, the track of the ox that pulls it.
  • Translator: Thanissaro Bhikkhu
  • Alternative translation: All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage… If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
  • Translator: F. Max Müller
  • http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dhammapada

    Subhashitam

    February 15, 2011

    It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
    Confucius

    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
    Confucius

    Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
    Confucius

    Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
    Confucius

    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
    Confucius

    Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
    Confucius

    Subhashitam

    February 4, 2011

    He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

    He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

    Confucius

    Subhashitam

    February 2, 2011

    Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
    Confucius

    Subhashitam

    February 2, 2011

    A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
    Confucius

    Subhashitam

    February 1, 2011

    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
    Confucius