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"What I have learned from the books on Buddhism
-the rules and conduct of Buddhism are very high, very noble and very generous. Once there was a feeling of hatred between
the Hindus and Buddhists - but that time has passed; the attitude of people is rather different in this day of reawakening.
If text books be written for the students in the light of Buddhist idealism. it would do good. Everybody should accept Buddhist
idealism. Buddhism is a generous religion. It is good if everybody obeys the rules and conduct of Buddhism...
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The master quells her thoughts.
SHe ends their wandering.
in the cave of the heart,
SHe finds freedom.
How can a troubled mind
Understand the way?
If a human is disturbed
will never be filled with knowledge.
An untroubled mind,
No longer seeking to consider
What is right and what is
A mind beyond judgements,
Watches and understands.
Know that the body is a fragile jar,
And make a castle of your mind.
Let understanding fight for you
To defend what you have won.
For soon the body is discarded,
Then what does
A useless log of wood, it lies on the ground,
Then what does it know?
Your worst enemy cannot harm you
As much as your own thoughts, unguarded.
No one can help you as much,
Not even your father or your mother.
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That I have renedered my help in spreading
the Buddhist literature - in the very root of it stands Kripasaran Mahathera's intimacy with me. It is due to his association
alone I was attracted to Buddhism and Buddhist literature." - Sir Asutosh Mukherjee.
Note: Kripasaran's close and intimate realtionship
with Sir Asutosh (Vice Chancellor of University of Calcutta) and Mr. Hercourt Butler (Education Secretary, Govt. of India)
was instrumental in getting Pali introduced at higher level studies in the University of Calcutta, India and Universities
in the United Kingdom. Dr. Benimadhab Barua (first D.litt holder from Asia in 1917) was selected among the three chosen by
Kripasaran to be sent to London University for reasearch and study in Pali. _____________________________________________________________
are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with
an impure mind
And trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.
Speak or act with a
And happiness will follow you
As your shadow, unshakable.
never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.
touch the man
Who is awake, strong and humble,
Who masters himself and minds the dharma.
Whoever is master of his
Bright, clear and true,
He may indeed wear the yellow robe.
the false for the true,
And the true for the false,
You overlook the heart
And fill yourself with desire.
the false as false,
The true as true.
Look into your heart.
Follow your nature.
unreflecting mind is a poor roof.
Passion, like the rain, floods the house.
But if the roof is strong, there is shelter.
follows impure thoughts
Suffers in this world and the next.
In both worlds he suffers
But whoever follows the dharma
joyful here and joyful there.
many holy words you read,
However many you speak,
What good will they do you
If you do not act upon them?
you a shepherd
Who counts another man's sheep,
Never sharing the way?
as few words as you like,
And speak fewer.
But act upon the dharma.
Give up the old ways -
Passion, enmity, folly.
the truth and find peace.
Share the way.
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