See, clearly…

This world is blind. Here there are few who clearly see. As birds escaping from a net, few go to a blissful state… . – Dhammapada, verse 174

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Unconditional Loving

Apparently, the Buddha said, Affection for a select few (dear ones) causes attachment, which in turn brings suffering when parting occurs. So develop unconditional love for all, including the ‘dear ones.’ It is a far superior love. My nearest understanding or experience of unconditional love was Mother’s Love. That was challenged by a beloved friend…

See it as Unreal…

See it as a bubble, See it as a mirage: one who regards the world this way the King of Death doesn’t see. ~ 170, Dhammapada: the Buddha ~

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Better the Ending of Craving

Not even if it rained gold coins can there be satiety in sensual desire. Sensual pleasures are painful and of little sweetness. Realizing this, the wise person takes no delight even in heavenly pleasures. The disciple of the Fully Enlightened One delights in the destruction of craving. ~ Buddha, Dhammapada 186, 187 ~

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It’s back to the Self

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. ~ Buddha ~ thus, the beginning journey back to the Self…

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