Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Buddha's word on Wisdom & Self control

  • Thoughts of greed

  • hatred

  • harming.
These three types of thought cause blindness, loss of sight and ignorance, they put an end to wisdom, are associated with trouble, and do not conduce to Nirvana.

  • Thoughts of giving up

  • love

  • helping

These three types of thought give vision, seeing and knowledge, they increase wisdom, are associated with harmony, and conduce to Nirvana.

Look not to faults of others nor to their omissions and commissions.
But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone.
When one looks down on another's faults and is always full of envy, one's defilements continually grow; far is one from their destruction.

If only you would do what you teach others then being yourself controlled, you could control others well. Truly, self-control is difficult. You yourself must watch yourself. You yourself must examine yourself, and so self-guarded and mindful.

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