Words From An Enlightened Being


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A Power Point Presentation of a selection of Quotes from Buddha for Reflection. The background chant ( Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa ) means "Homage to Him, The Blessed One, The Worthy One, The Fully Enlightened One". The chant is from the BMS, Malaysia.
Let us contemplate on the wise words of The Enlightened One.

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Words From An Enlightened Being

  1. 1. Words From An Enlightened Being
  2. 2. Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa Homage to Him, The Blessed One, The Worthy One, The Fully Enlightened One
  3. 3. If you fear pain, if you dislike pain, don't do an evil deed in open or secret. If you're doing or will do an evil deed, you won't escape pain: it will catch you even as you run away.
  4. 4. Speak not harshly to anyone, for those thus spoken to might retort. Indeed, angry speech hurts, and retaliation may overtake you.
  5. 5. Irrigators regulate the rivers; fletchers straighten the arrow shaft; carpenters shape the wood; the wise control themselves.
  6. 6. Well done is that action of doing which one repents not later, and the fruit of which, one reaps with delight and happiness.
  7. 7. By effort and heedfulness, discipline and self-mastery ,let the wise one make for oneself an island which no flood can overwhelm.
  8. 8. Ever grows the glory of one who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct, discerning and self-controlled, righteous and heedful.
  9. 9. The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter; one grieves in both the worlds. One laments and is afflicted, recollecting one's own impure deeds.
  10. 10. They do not lament over the past, they yearn not for what is to come, they maintain themselves in the present, thus their complexion is serene.
  11. 11. Good is virtue until life's end, good is faith that is steadfast, good is the acquisition of wisdom, and good is the avoidance of evil.
  12. 12. If for company you find a wise and prudent friend who leads a good life, you should, overcoming all impediments, keep their company joyously and mindfully.
  13. 13. To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to purify one's mind - this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
  14. 14. Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand people in battle, yet one indeed is the noblest victor who conquers oneself.
  15. 15. Calm is one's thought, calm one's speech, and calm one's deed, who, truly knowing, is wholly freed, perfectly tranquil and wise.
  16. 16. One by one, little by little, moment by moment , a wise one should remove one's own impurities, as a smith removes dross from silver.
  17. 17. Of all the fragrances --sandal, tagara, blue lotus and jasmine --the fragrance of virtue is the sweetest.
  18. 18. Arise! Do not be heedless! Lead a righteous life. The righteous live happily both in this world and the next.
  19. 19. The End May Good Health, Happiness and Peace Be With You With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin