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Favourite Dhamma Quote

Postby cooran » Wed May 20, 2009 7:59 am

MN131 Bhaddekaratta Sutta, 'A Single Excellent Night'(Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, translated by the Ven. Bhikkhus Naa.namoli and Bodhi):

"Let not a person revive the past
Or on the future build his hopes;
For the past has been left behind
And the future has not been reached.

Instead with insight let him see
Each presently arisen state;
Let him know that and be sure of it,
Invincibly, unshakeably.
Today the effort must be made;
Tomorrow Death may come, who knows?

No bargain with Mortality
Can keep him and his hordes away,
But one who dwells thus ardently,
Relentlessly, by day, by night -
It is he, the Peaceful Sage has said,
Who has had a single excellent night."

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Re: Favourite Dhamma Quote

Postby bodom » Tue May 26, 2009 1:10 am

There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. MEDITATE, Ananda, DO NOT DELAY, or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you."


The Buddha - MN 152-[18]

:namaste:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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