Aspirations For The Year Of The Snake

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Aspirations to make in 2013 as we walk The Noble Eightfold Path

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Aspirations For The Year Of The Snake

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  2. 2. May we all And see the train the Truth of mind Dukkha ardently clearly Dukkha: Suffering; Unsatisfactoriness 2
  3. 3. May we lessen our Greed and CravingAnd cut our Attachment and Grasping 3
  4. 4. With Morality, Concentration and Wisdom,May we strive diligently for Enlightenment 4
  5. 5. With Mindfulness and a Compassionate heart,May we strive along The Noble Eightfold Path 5
  6. 6. Many want to acquire and acquireMay we be free from unwholesome desire 6
  7. 7. May our thoughts be free from all ill-will and anger May our loving-kindness spread to every corner 7
  8. 8. There’s so much cruelty, hatred and aggression May love and peace prevail in every nation 8
  9. 9. May all our Speech be honest and truthful May we realize that lying is harmful 9
  10. 10. Harsh speech can cause others much hurt and pain May we not speak harshly ever again 10
  11. 11. Tale-bearing and slander lead to sufferingMay we not slander in our daily speaking 11
  12. 12. Frivolous talk can be most destructiveMay we engage in talk that’s constructive 12
  13. 13. May we not take the life of another beingMay our Compassion grow for every living thing 13
  14. 14. May we refrain from the act of stealingMay our Generosity keep on growing 14
  15. 15. May we refrain from sexual misconductMay contentment develop in our heart 15
  16. 16. Life is a valuable and sacred thingMay our livelihood not involve killing 16
  17. 17. Honesty in our work is important indeedIn our livelihood may we not deceive or cheat 17
  18. 18. May we practice Right LivelihoodMay what we do be always good 18
  19. 19. May we NOT let Greed, Hate and Delusion arise in the mindThese poisons bringabout mental statesof the suffering kind 19
  20. 20. May we cast out defilements that are in the mind May we diligently watch the mind all the time 20
  21. 21. May we arouse wholesome mental states to ariseThis is a constant practice of the good and wise 21
  22. 22. May wholesome mental states grow to full development May we reach the ultimate goal of Enlightenment 22
  23. 23. May we be mindful of the body, feelings, mind and dhammaMay our mindful practice lead us to the Bliss of Nibbana 23
  24. 24. May our mindfulness be steady and clear May our Goal of Enlightenment be near 24
  25. 25. May we be mindful of whatever feelings that may ariseMay we NOT react or attach to feelings, painful or nice 25
  26. 26. May we watch the thoughts and states of the mind This we really need to train all the time 26
  27. 27. May our mind be concentrated in SamadhiMay our mind cut attachment to sensuality 27
  28. 28. May our mind have greater and greater concentration May we dwell in equanimity and attention 28
  29. 29. We need to develop Right ConcentrationMay we cultivate deep states of absorption 29
  30. 30. The End May we walk The Noble Eightfold Path With great diligence and a wise heart. Happy New Year 2013 With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin 30

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