Friends:Any Advantageous Mental State Improves the Future!
Train yourself in doing good
that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of boundless love.Itivuttaka 16
Generosity, kind words,
doing a good turn for others,
and treating all people alike:
these bonds of sympathy are to the world
what the axle is to the wagon wheel.Anguttara Nikaya II, 32
Good are friends, when the need arises;
Good is contentment with just what one has;
Good is merit done, when life is at an end,
and good is the elimination of all Suffering!Dhammapada 331 Come on! Do Good! Good Gets Better!
In this world, good it is to serve one's mother,
Good is it to serve one's father,
Good is it to serve the monks, and
Good it is to serve the holy pure ones. Dhammapada 332
Good is pure moral virtue until life's end,
Good is fine Faith, that is unwavering,
Good is the acquisition of understanding, and
Good is the avoidance of all evil wrong-doing. Dhammapada 333
To avoid all evil,
to cultivate only good,
and to purify one's mind
this is the teaching of all the Buddhas! Dhammapada 183Yes We Can!
The good relinquish attachment to everything.
The wise do not prattle with yearning for pleasures.
The clever show neither elation, nor depression,
when touched either by happiness, or by sorrow... Dhammapada 83
With good-will for the entire cosmos,
Cultivate a limitless & infinite kindness:
Above, below, across and all around,
unobstructed, without hostility or hate.Sutta Nipata I, 8
Let all guard themselves against irritability in thought;
Let every one be controlled in mind,
Leaving mental misery & misconduct,
Let every one practice good behaviour in any thought. Dhammapada 233 Seeding Good, Sprouts in Good!
Let any being guard himself against irritability in speech;
Let every one be controlled in speech.
Leaving all verbal misconduct,
Let every one practice good behaviour in all speech. Dhammapada 232
Overcome the angry by kindness;
Overcome the wicked by goodness;
Overcome the miser by generosity;
Overcome the liar by truth. Dhammapada 223
Consort only with the good,
Come together only with the good.
To learn the Teaching of the Noble ones,
Gives an understanding nowhere else found!Samyutta Nikaya I, 17 Same are all beings, just different!
Neither mother, nor father, nor
any other family or friend can do
greater good for oneself, than a
well trained & well directed mind!Dhammapada 43
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not return to me."
Since: Drop by drop is the water pot filled with rain!
Likewise, the wise one, gathering it little by little,
fills himself with advantageous good... Dhammapada 122More on Generosity (Dana) = The 1st mental perfection:http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Glad_Giving.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /daana.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Openh ... rosity.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ge ... lation.htmForest Sangha Support:
If you wish to help the Forest Sangha materially with upholding and sharing
the Saddhamma, then a quite good opportunity is open right here and now!
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