BUDDHIST WISDOM

The word "Philosophy" is derived from the Ancient Greek - philosophía (compounded from phílos: friend, or lover and sophía: wisdom). To quote from WikiPedia, "Philosophy is the discipline concerned with the questions of what is the right way to live (ethics), what sorts of things ultimately exist and what are their essential natures (metaphysics), what is to count as genuine knowledge (epistemology), and what are the correct principles of reasoning (logic).

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Pravin Kumar
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BUDDHIST WISDOM

Post by Pravin Kumar » Wed May 25, 2011 6:29 am

This is how you should contemplate. The world is an idea in the mind to which the word world has been attached. Beyond this idea is the mystery of beingness. But it's not possible to free people from their attachment to the idea--to that which blinds them to the reality--without appropriate methods. So you should tread the path of perfect giving, of patience, energy, meditation, and wisdom. Yet while following these activities, you should remain aware that the world is illusory. It is for the sake of those who do not know that you engage in dynamic and vigorous work and also in meditation and one-pointed attention. Understanding that without wisdom you can do nothing for others, you remain in the perfection of wisdom, which is the awareness that what you are doing is both essential and illusory.

- Prajnaparamita

Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all these waking hours, let him establish mindfulness of good will, which men call the highest state!

- Buddha


Having applied himself to what was not his own task, and not having applied himself to what was, having disregarded the goal to grasp at what he held dear, he now envies those who kept after themselves, took themselves to task.

- Dhammapada, 16, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu


Anger is the real destroyer of our good human qualities; an enemy with a weapon cannot destroy these qualities, but anger can. Anger is our real enemy.

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In one who has gone the full distance, is free from sorrow, is fully released in all respects, has abandoned all bonds: no fever is found. The mindful keep active, dont delight in settling back. They renounce every home, every home, like swans taking off from a lake.

- Dhammapada 7, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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