An  Awakened One's Words
"What do you think about this?" said the Lord.  "What is the purpose of a mirror?" "It is for the...
“ Many garlands can be made From a heap of flowers. Likewise, many good deeds can be done By one born human.”
“ Of little importance is the loss of such things as wealth. But a terrible thing it is to lose wisdom. Of little importan...
“ If a word has five marks it is well-spoken, not ill-spoken, not blameworthy or condemned by the wise. It is spoken at th...
“ Whoever, whether at morning, noon or night, practices righteousness of body, speech and mind they have a happy morning, ...
“ These five trades ought not to be practiced by a layman. What five? Trade in weapons, trade in human beings, trade in fl...
Awakened “ Whatever harm an enemy can do to an enemy, Or a hater  to a hater, An ill-directed mind Causes oneself even gre...
“ Suppose an enemy has hurt you In his own domain. Why should you annoy yourself And hurt your mind in your domain? In tea...
Awakened “ Let one control speech and mind And do no wrong deed with the body. If the home is well stocked with goods, Let...
“ It is not possible that one who is himself unrestrained, undisciplined and unquenched could restrain, discipline and que...
Awakened
“ Just as the River Ganges flows towards, inclines towards, tends towards the east –  so too, one who cultivates and devel...
Awakened “ There are these six dangers of being addicted to drink: loss of wealth, increase in quarrels, ill health, loss ...
“ The thought of love, of compassion, of sympathetic joy, of equanimity, if cultivated and developed, is of great fruit an...
“ Do not be afraid of doing good deeds. It is another name for happiness. I know well that good deeds lead to a ripening, ...
 
“ Good health is the highest gain, And contentment is the greatest wealth. Trust is the best of kinsmen, And Nirvana is th...
“A dewdrop sticks not to a lotus leaf, A lotus flower is untouched by water. The sage clings to nothing at all, Not to the...
Awakened “ For the mindful one, happiness increases; For the mindful one, things go better, Yet he is not freed from enemi...
“ Apply yourself to solitude. One who is given to solitude knows things as they really are.”
The End May you be well and happy With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin
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  1. 1. An Awakened One's Words
  2. 2. "What do you think about this?" said the Lord. "What is the purpose of a mirror?" "It is for the purpose of reflection, sir," replied Rahula. "Even so, an action to be done by body, speech or mind should only be done after careful reflection."
  3. 3. “ Many garlands can be made From a heap of flowers. Likewise, many good deeds can be done By one born human.”
  4. 4. “ Of little importance is the loss of such things as wealth. But a terrible thing it is to lose wisdom. Of little importance is the gaining of such things as wealth.”
  5. 5. “ If a word has five marks it is well-spoken, not ill-spoken, not blameworthy or condemned by the wise. It is spoken at the right time, it is spoken in truth, it is spoken gently, it is spoken about the goal and it is spoken with love.”
  6. 6. “ Whoever, whether at morning, noon or night, practices righteousness of body, speech and mind they have a happy morning, a happy noon and a happy night.”
  7. 7. “ These five trades ought not to be practiced by a layman. What five? Trade in weapons, trade in human beings, trade in flesh, trade in alcohol and trade in poisons.”
  8. 8. Awakened “ Whatever harm an enemy can do to an enemy, Or a hater to a hater, An ill-directed mind Causes oneself even greater harm.”
  9. 9. “ Suppose an enemy has hurt you In his own domain. Why should you annoy yourself And hurt your mind in your domain? In tears you left your family, They who were kind and helpful always. So why not leave behind your enemy And the anger that brings so much harm?”
  10. 10. Awakened “ Let one control speech and mind And do no wrong deed with the body. If the home is well stocked with goods, Let one have faith, be gentle, Share his goods with others and speak kindly.”
  11. 11. “ It is not possible that one who is himself unrestrained, undisciplined and unquenched could restrain, discipline and quench others. But it is very possible that one who is himself restrained, disciplined and quenched could make others like that also.”
  12. 12. Awakened
  13. 13. “ Just as the River Ganges flows towards, inclines towards, tends towards the east – so too, one who cultivates and develops the Noble Eightfold Path flows towards, inclines towards and tends towards Nirvana.”
  14. 14. Awakened “ There are these six dangers of being addicted to drink: loss of wealth, increase in quarrels, ill health, loss of reputation, indecent exposure and impaired intelligence.”
  15. 15. “ The thought of love, of compassion, of sympathetic joy, of equanimity, if cultivated and developed, is of great fruit and profit.”
  16. 16. “ Do not be afraid of doing good deeds. It is another name for happiness. I know well that good deeds lead to a ripening, a blossoming, which is pleasing, joyous and happy for a long time.”
  17. 18. “ Good health is the highest gain, And contentment is the greatest wealth. Trust is the best of kinsmen, And Nirvana is the highest happiness.”
  18. 19. “A dewdrop sticks not to a lotus leaf, A lotus flower is untouched by water. The sage clings to nothing at all, Not to the seen, the heard or the sensed.”
  19. 20. Awakened “ For the mindful one, happiness increases; For the mindful one, things go better, Yet he is not freed from enemies. But he who both day and night takes delight in harmlessness, Sharing love with all that lives - He finds enmity with none.”
  20. 21. “ Apply yourself to solitude. One who is given to solitude knows things as they really are.”
  21. 22. The End May you be well and happy With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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