Daily Words of the Buddha for January 25, 2023

Attanā hi kataṃ pāpaṃ, attanā saṃkilissati;
attanā akataṃ pāpaṃ, attanāva visujjhati.
Suddhī asuddhi paccattaṃ:
nāñño aññaṃ visodhaye.

By doing evil, one defiles oneself;
by avoiding evil, one purifies oneself.
Purity and impurity depend upon oneself:
no one can purify another.

Dhammapada 12.165

Reiki |  Energy Healing and Meditation Session

8 hours of music for the practice of Reiki and Meditation. This music was created to increase and facilitate thoughts control during reiki treatment or meditation. Namaste

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Matt Kahn | What Is Truth?

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Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the fertile soil through which life’s highest expansion is inspired by the circumstances coming and going. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is a space of equality where each difference is accepted as a means of serving the needs and aspirations of all. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the love within all that makes everything right through a remembrance of interconnection.

Truth is not a side you can take.

Truth is the very breath you breathe offering nourishing support to resolve the hunger aching in every heart. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the liberation freeing you from your own unending process, offering the opportunity to contribute in the lives of those deficient of the basic needs you may have never gone without. Truth is not a side you can take. Truth is the evolution of Spirit— made manifest into form by the contributions you make. Whether in this breath or each moment throughout, may you deepen your connection with the glory of truth by becoming the grace of inspired action you yearn to see in our world.

Please enjoy the new video posted below, a new event announcement, and I’m so excited to be diving deeply with you all in round #2 of the online course Healed to Completion. I’ve added 3 live Q&A calls to it to offer even more support.

As always, if we look for the good in life, we can see it all around us. I’m here with you all the way.

All for Love,

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Divine Feminine Oracle | Mother Mary – January 22, 2023

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Mother Mary’s message for you

I’m holding your hand, even though you can’t see me. I’m communicating to you via your heart, even if you can’t hear me.I’m never from your side, my child. I am constantly with you offering you compassion, wisdom, and safety. You are mine always. I couldn’t stand being separated from you. Please accept my words of peace and healing right now.

I have always loved you. Even when you were a tiny baby, I was there. I am with you through good times and bad. My love for you never wavers so you are never alone. Have faith that still waters are ahead of you. There is to be no suffering or negativity. I am here for you forever!

What you need to know

Our Lady of Comfort sends you healing angelic energy. She is standing by your side always. If you’ve ever questioned if the Divine is real, if you’ve ever experienced a clear heavenly connection, Our Lady Of Comfort’s oracle verifies it. Beautiful experiences are set to come your way soon. You will be receiving such heavenly gifts that you will feel reborn in many ways.

If you’ve been experiencing the reverse problem, such as finding it difficult tough to feel positivity, pleasure or contentment for a long time, or if you are finding it difficult to practice meditation or communicate with yourself or your spirituality, Our Lady Of Comfort is reassuring you that’s she’s with you and that things will get better.

Prayer for healing

If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain, either physical or emotional, and has not found peace, please pray to the heavenly Mother Mary, Our Lady Of Comfort, for spiritual blessings and heavenly comfort. With kindness and tenderness, Our Lady will provide what is most beneficial when the time is right. And, you may absolutely ask for her assistance for yourself and any other people you are concerned about.

When you are ready, say out loud, “I call on the Holy Mother to provide me with heavenly protection, love and healing energy. Bless me with your comfort as I walk through each day with you by my side. I fear nothing because I know I am protected and adored.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 20, 2023

Sabbe tasanti daṇḍassa.
Sabbesaṃ jīvitaṃ piyaṃ.
Attānaṃ upamaṃ katvā;
na haneyya na ghātaye.

All tremble at punishment.
Life is dear to all.
Put yourself in the place of others;
kill none nor have another killed.

Dhammapada 10.130
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 14, 2023

Kodhaṃ jahe vippajaheyya mānaṃ,
saṃyojanaṃ sabbamatikkameyya.
Taṃ nāmarūpasmimasajjamānaṃ
akiñcanaṃ nānupatanti dukkhā.

One should give up anger, renounce pride,
and overcome all fetters.
Suffering never befalls one
who clings not to mind and body and is detached.

Dhammapada 17.221
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 09, 2023

Attā hi attano nātho;
ko hi nātho paro siyā?
Attanā hi sudantena,
nāthaṃ labhati dullabhaṃ.

One truly is the protector of oneself;
who else could the protector be?
With oneself fully controlled,
one gains a mastery that is hard to gain.

Dhammapada 12.160
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Matt Kahn | Do You Ever Feel Invisible?

All too often, being loved bombed with superficial approval is equally as unfulfilling as being on the receiving end of criticism. In either case, it feels as if the experience is more about the other person than having anything to do with you. This can leave you feeling lonely and invisible since the true gift yearning to be received is a reflection of understanding from another person’s viewpoint. In truth, you may seek to know how clearly others understand you in an attempt to have a better understanding of yourself. And so, when someone who doesn’t fully understand themselves seeks to find a greater understanding of self in the misunderstandings being worked out in others, only greater confusion, sadness, and disappointment may be found.

Once you truly understand who you are, why you are here, and exactly all that you came to do within the framework of your individual form, you are able to connect and communicate with others—whether you are seen, heard, valued, overlooked, ignored, or denied. While you may not choose to nurture these types of one-sided connections on a regular basis, when such interactions are meant to occur, you can communicate from a space of sovereignty and safety that frees you from the burden of expectation. This is why you inevitably learn to be the source of your own deepest understandings of self. It occurs by turning attention inward toward the sacred practice of loving self-care. For if you don’t fully understand yourself on the deepest possible level, then perhaps you are the very mystery and adventure you came here to explore.

In this moment and in each breath throughout life, may you deepen your understanding of self as the mystery of existence that all dimensions, time, and space celebrate as the magnificent work of art known as you. When life is more of a mystery to explore and less of a constant point to prove, it is so much easier to be connected and engaged with the sacred truth of reality—revealing itself in you.

I bow to the truth that you are and honor the light you shine—no matter how often or infrequently it enters your awareness. As always, this is only the beginning of life’s most immaculate awakening. Like a gift being opened by the hands of the Cosmos where you are revealed as the present being received.

All for light. All for life.

All my love, Matt

Divine Feminine Oracle | Mother Mary – January 8, 2023

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

“Our Lady of Soul Birth”

Mother Mary’s message for you

Although you may have sometimes felt that you are alone, this has never been so, my dear one. We have never been separated – not for a minute. When you are happy, I am happy. When you cry tears of sadness, so too do I weep. Throughout your journey I have held you in my loving arms. Have faith that nothing can ever change this. You are safe with me always!

I accept you for everything that you are, my child. You can be yourself with me because I am your mother and I know who you are. When you are unhappy within yourself, it makes me unhappy too. Similarly, when you love yourself I feel so happy! So, just love yourself, love the world and continue to love me. You are the light that this planet needs to thrive. Always remember this!

What you need to know

The journey of the soul is never simple or easy. As well as the good times, there are also the not-so-great ones to deal with. However, for all the grief, upset, shame and guilt, there is always that flip side. Pure joy, happiness and laughter make you the wonderful being you are. You are the sum of all your experiences so you should honour both these and yourself.

You see, it is only through being whole that we are capable of allowing the divine to manifest through us. So, to fully live, it’s crucial to open up your heart and your soul to Mother Mary and to all the blessed miracles she wishes to bestow upon you. Have faith that through this you will become an instrument of her grace!

Prayer for healing

Close your eyes as you imagine that you are brimming full of the golden light of Mother Mary. You can feel pure happiness and joy enveloping you. You are both laughing together as you enjoy every precious moment! This is truly blissful.

When you are ready, say the following, “Beautiful Mother, burning bright with your heavenly goodness, we are both one together! Be with me throughout everything that I do. Provide me with everything I need to become the best me I can be. I ask for you to always provide my soul with your nourishing love and light!”

Ayahuasca compilation – Shamanic meditation music #music #meditation #shaman #egodeath #healing

** What is actually Ayahuasca and what its ceremony includes **

An Ayahuasca Ceremony is an opportunity to receive treatment for the spirit and take part in your own healing. Ayahuasca ceremony participants arrive in the early evening, as ceremonies are held at night. Participants arrive before the ceremony begins to show respect for the healer, or curanderos, leading the ceremony. The Maestro curanderos first prepares for the ceremony, after introductions, if necessary. Preparation includes cleaning of the space and implements with mapacho tobacco, prayers, and other blessings. The ceremony begins after preparation of the space and ceremonial tools.

 

** Music in ceremony **

Songs are an important part of healing experience, and curanderos use healing songs called “icaros”. These songs help curanderos to communicate with spirits and ask for help in healing treatments for the patients. Each icaro has a specific purpose in the healing process. Curanderos sing to open every ceremony, inviting spirits to be present in the ceremony in order to perform healings. The curandero sings throughout the ceremony as the patients navigate their own experiences. The curanderos also use the icaros to raise and lower the intensity of the experience.

 

** Closing the Ayahuasca Ceremony **

The ceremony ends with an icaro to close the healing circle. The curandero also provide patients with protection from spiritual vulnerability before they leave the ceremony. After the end of the ceremony, lights are lit and brief discussion takes place before people leave to go to sleep.

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 08, 2023


Mettañca sabbalokasmi,
mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ:
Uddhaṃ adho ca tiriyañca,
asambādhaṃ averamasapattaṃ.

With good will for the entire cosmos,
cultivate a limitless heart:
Above, below, & all around,
unobstructed, without hostility or hate.

Sutta Nipāta 1.150
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 07, 2023

Attānaṃ ce tathā kayirā;
yathāññamanusāsati,
sudanto vata dametha.
Attā hi kira duddamo.

One should do what one teaches others to do;
if one would train others,
one should be well controlled oneself.
Difficult, indeed, is self-control.

Dhammapada 12.159
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for January 06, 2023

Kalyāṇamitto yo bhikkhu, sappatisso sagāravo;
Karaṃ mittānaṃ vacanaṃ, sampajāno patissato;
Pāpuṇe anupubbena, sabbasaṃyojanakkhayaṃ.

When a bhikkhu has good friends, and is reverential and respectful;
Doing what one’s friends advise, clearly comprehending and mindful;
One may progressively attain the destruction of all fetters.

Itivuttaka 1.17
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 26, 2022

Sace bhāyatha dukkhassa, sace vo dukkhamappiyaṃ,
mākattha pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, āvi vā yadi vā raho.
Sace ca pāpakaṃ kammaṃ, karissatha karotha vā,
Na vo dukkhā pamutyatthi:
upeccapi palāyataṃ.

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.

Udāna 5.44
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

A Rainy Day at The Temple – Japanese Zen Music – Japanese Flute Music For Soothing, Meditation

Ambient With Flute is a Japanese-style channel where you can find the most diverse and rich Japanese landscapes with the aim of bringing moments of peace, relaxation and tranquility. Did you know that you can use these music to combat distraction, increase work performance, study or use them as a method to support sleep, relaxation, etc.

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 21, 2022

Abhittharetha kalyāṇe;
pāpā cittaṃ nivāraye.
Dandhañhi karoto puññaṃ,
pāpasmiṃ ramatī mano.

Hasten to do good;
restrain your mind from evil.
One who is slow in doing good,
that one’s mind delights in evil.

Dhammapada 9.116
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Nicola Tesla’s 3-6-9 Code | Healing Power of 396Hz | The Secret of Universe

Experience the healing power for 396Hz. Today’s track is inspired by Nicola Tesla’s 3-6-9 code with the core sound frequency of 396Hz. This particular frequency is said to help with freeing oneself from fear, guilt, and trauma. The secret of the universe.

 

Tesla was a lifelong believer in the power of the number 3, 6, and 9. He believed that these numbers were the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe. In a 1931 interview, Tesla said, “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” Tesla was convinced that the number 3, 6, and 9 were the key to understanding the universe and its mysteries.

Divine Feminine | Mother Mary Oracle – December 13, 2022

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Mother Mary’s message for you

You’re struggling, my precious child. It is possible that the world around you is mirroring the conflict that’s going on. You need to understand that there are contrasting points of view that need to find a way to live peacefully beside each another. So, do not punish yourself for anything. The fact that these problems have reached a head has nothing to do with anything you have done.

 

My child, you are making excellent headway in everything you set out to do. Trust that I will protect you and see you through this. I will make sure that you find a way for everyone to successfully collaborate with one another as I bring complete happiness into all areas of life. Know that your search for serenity will soon be over!

What you need to know

In life, there are just so many options. With this in mind, it is logical to expect that some judgements will be easy, whereas others will need a lot of effort. So, in order to succeed, you need to make good choices that benefit your own learning and expansion.

 

It is conceivable that you are now dealing with conflicting thoughts, wants, ambitions or objectives. Just take comfort in the fact that this confusion will not last for long. Please just make sure you remember that Our Lady is here to show you that there are other options.

Prayer for healing

“Mother Mary, once I take the step that I’m about to, I have trust that there are fresh adventures that are waiting for me. Because I am unable to make these decisions by myself, I humbly wish to seek your advice and assistance in determining what course of action is appropriate for me to take.”

“Please provide me the ability to think clearly and to make sound decisions no matter what situation I find myself in. I put my faith in you and trust that you will shed some light on the path that lies in front of me. You have always been the divine hand that has guided me through the night.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 13, 2022

Aññā hi lābhūpanisā,
aññā nibbānagāminī.
Evametaṃ abhiññāya,
bhikkhu buddhassa sāvako,
sakkāraṃ nābhinandeyya,
vivekamanubrūhaye.

One is the quest for worldly gain,
and quite another is the path to Nibbana.
Clearly understanding this,
let not the monk, the disciple of the Buddha,
be carried away by worldly acclaim,
but develop detachment instead.

Dhammapada 5.75
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Divine Feminine | Mother Mary Oracle – December 11, 2022

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Credits: “Mother Mary Oracle” | Author: Alana Fairchild | Artwork: Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing

Mother Mary’s message for you

I promise you a new beginning. Whatever you let go of will serve as divine nourishment for the growth of your new existence. As long as you put your faith in me, I will lead you to your heart’s desire. I will give you a new beginning. Your holy heart’s spark is to be ignited by me, so that you can light up the world with your love and light.

 

In spite of how everything may seem at the moment, a new chapter is about to begin. You’ve crossed a line. You’re letting go of the past, which might be unsettling. It’s time to get rid of anything that doesn’t serve you anymore, and yes, that includes certain people.

What you need to know

Embrace the chaos and allow everything to unfold as it pleases. Let go of your feelings. Take as long as you require to look after your health and well-being. Additionally, find friends who understand and appreciate you. There will come a moment when you will be able to make informed decisions, but right now is not that time. Just trust in the process.

 

Whether you’ve been putting off starting a new endeavour or even a new romance, it will soon be the perfect moment to get things moving. That which you wish for will come to pass if you set your mind to it and are prepared to let nature take its course. There is a seed of that thought in your mind that is ready to sprout. The next stage is to put this concept into action and attain its full potential.

Prayer for healing

Simply commit yourself totally to letting your prosperity flow through you by taking small and steady steps in the direction of achieving your desired results while trusting that you will be successful. Keep your mind pure and centred on the best possible outcome for everyone concerned. Only fear can hold you back.

 

When you’re ready, say the following, “My Divine Mother, I humbly ask you to help me now. Direct me through my intuition as I use my  former triumphs as a source of motivation and inspiration and put the past firmly behind me.”

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 11, 2022

Tañca kammaṃ kataṃ sādhu,
yaṃ katvā nānutappati,
yassa patīto sumano,
vipākaṃ paṭisevati.

Well done is that action of doing
which one repents not later,
and the fruit of which,
one reaps with delight and happiness.

Dhammapada 5.68
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Theosophy |  THE PLEDGE OF KWAN YIN – II

 The light of daring is essential to the timely taking of the Kwan Yin pledge. In the Kwan Yin Sutra there is a reference to the flames of agony that consume personal consciousness. Kwan Yin in its metaphysical meaning is bound up with fire and water. Kwan Yin is connected with the primordial Light of the Logos, which is the paradigm and the pristine source of all creativity in the cosmos, of the hidden power in every human being to produce a result that is beneficent. If Kwan Yin is ontologically connected with light, but is also compared to the ocean, what then is the meaning of the textual reference to extinguishing the flames of agony? This is a metaphysical paradox. What is light on the most abstract level of undifferentiated primordial matter is the darkness of non-being, such as that which is around the pavilion of God in the Old Testament, or that which is sometimes simply referred to as “In the beginning”, the Archaeus, the dark abysm of Space. Kwan Yin is rooted in Boundless Space and therefore involves noumenal existence at so high a level of attributeless compassion in Eternal Duration that it is the paradigm of all the vows and pledges taken by vast numbers of pilgrims throughout unrecorded history. It is also called Bath-Kol, the Daughter of the Voice, in the Hebrew tradition, that which when sought within the inmost sanctuary bestows a merciful response within the human heart. There is a latent Kwan Yin in every human being. It is the voice of conscience at the commonest level. It is the Chitkala of the developed disciple. At the highest level it is Nada, the Voice of the Silence, the Soundless Sound, that which is comprehended in initiation, and ceaselessly reverberates in the Anahata, the deathless centre of the human body, transformed into a divine temple.

 The deeper meaning of the Kwan Yin pledge is enshrined in profound metaphysics, but at the same time, it reaches down to the level of human ignorance and pain, at all levels extinguishing the intensity of craving, the fires of nescience. This is the teaching of the Kwan Yin Sutra. When that which is light at the highest level descends, it becomes like unto cool water, although intrinsically it is so radiant that it would be blinding. But when it is diffused it converts its state into a fluid which is extremely soothing, sometimes compared to the cool rays of the moon. And then it is capable of giving comfort and sustenance. When a person is soothed and cooled, it is possible to let go, to relinquish the intensity of self-concern. Personal heat is intensely painful when it is experienced without any awareness of alternatives. But when one finds that it may be displaced by soothing wisdom, the cooling waters of compassion, then it is possible to ease the pain and to convert one’s mind from a falsely fiery state, which is destructive, into a cooling and regenerative condition. These are all alchemical expressions of processes that are involved in making deliberate changes in states of consciousness connected with different levels of matter.

 Theosophically, every level of thought corresponds to and is consubstantial with a level of differentiation of substance. Therefore, one can even discover in ordinary language certain words that tend to heat up the psycho-mental atmosphere. The very way in which one characterizes one’s own condition may do a lot of violence through language. One can burn oneself or become totally suffocated by the flames, though the Hasidic mystics remind us that even if the castle is burning, there is a lord. Even while one is burning there can be some recognition of that incorruptible, inconsumable essence in oneself. This possibility is the root of all faith in one’s power of spiritual survival, as well the basis of all notions of physical survival, which are only shadowy representations of this deeper urge to persist and prevail. If one has everyday experience of how certain words and shibboleths can engender a lower heat, one can also employ gentler words, healing metaphors and analogies, broader categories, that soothe and cool one’s atmosphere. Even learning to do this is an art, one that can only be practised in a human being’s sincere efforts at apprenticeship to the great masters of the art. Kwan Yin is the cosmic archetype of the art. She who expresses compassion in every conceivable context shows how inexhaustible are the ways of compassion of wise beings, how Initiates use every opportunity to release help. This is part of the universal inheritance of humanity. It is also mirrored in every mother or father who, despite all the lower levels of concern, somewhere knows that what he or she does cannot really be put into the language of calculation, cannot really be weighed or measured.

 Gratitude cannot be compelled, but without it life would not go on. It is as if human beings impose upon what they innately know a false structure of expectations, which entangles them in mental cobwebs that are entirely self-created. If emotion becomes sufficiently intense, bitter and sour, there can be a tremendous burden, but even that burden is an act of compassion of the spirit because its weight eventually burns out the tanha, the persisting thirst for material sensation, for false personal life. It will dissolve at the moment of death, but this does not happen all at once. It will receive certain shocks in life, and thereby human beings come to throw off the enormous excesses of their own compulsive cerebration, a great deal of the wastage and the futility of their own emotions, the wear and tear upon the subtle vestures through their own anxieties.

 What Nature does as a matter of course can be aided by conscious thought. But where it is aided by conscious thought in the name of the highest cosmic principle and in the company of a long lineage, a golden company of great exemplars of the vow and the pledge for universal enlightenment, one can truly consecrate one’s life and thereby refrain from becoming too tensely involved in the process of everyday psychological alchemy. This is implicit in what Buddha taught. If one truly enjoys the very thought of what Kwan Yin is, and of what is in the Kwan Yin pledge, this enjoyment should itself help to reduce much of the agony and the anxiety, the tension and strain of daily striving. The real problem is to be wholehearted with as undivided a mind as can be brought to the pledge. This must be done without qualifications, without contradictions, but with that holy simplicity of which the mystics speak, a childlike innocence, candour and trust. It is an act of acceptance of the universe and a letting go of whatever comes in the way. When anything does interfere, it must be consumed in the fires of sacrificial change that alone will lead to true spiritual growth. Many a monk on the Bodhisattva Path has found immense benefit through the talismanic use of these three verses:

If you are unable to exchange your happiness
For the suffering of other beings,
You have no hope of attaining Buddhahood
Or even of happiness in this lifetime.

If one whom I have helped my best
And from whom I expect much
Harms me in an inconceivable way,
May I regard that person as my best teacher.

I consider all living beings
More precious than ‘wish-fulfilling gems’,
A motivation to achieve the greatest goal:
So may I at all times care for them.

Raghavan Iyer
The Gupta Vidya II

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 09, 2022

Uṭṭhānenappamādena,
saṃyamena damena ca,
dīpaṃ kayirātha medhāvī
yaṃ ogho nābhikīrati.

By effort and heedfulness,
discipline and self-mastery,
let the wise one make for oneself
an island which no flood can overwhelm.

Dhammapada 2.25
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 08, 2022

Sabhaggato vā parisaggato vā
ekassa veko na musā bhaṇeyya.
Na bhāṇaye bhaṇataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ abhūtaṃ parivajjayeyya.

Having entered a royal court or a company of people
one should not speak lies.
One should not speak lies (oneself) nor incite others to do so.
One should completely avoid falsehood.

Sutta Nipāta 2.399
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 07, 2022

Saddhīdha vittaṃ purisassa seṭṭhaṃ
Dhammo suciṇṇo sukhamāvahāti.
Saccaṃ have sādutaraṃ rasānaṃ.
Paññājīviṃ jīvitamāhu seṭṭhaṃ.

Conviction is a person’s highest wealth.
Dhamma, when well-practiced, brings bliss.
Truth is the highest of tastes.
Living with discernment, one’s life is called best.

Sutta Nipāta 1.184
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 06, 2022


Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena vihiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so na labhate sukhaṃ.

Sukhakāmāni bhūtāni
yo daṇḍena na hiṃsati,
attano sukhamesāno,
pecca so labhate sukhaṃ.

Whoever takes a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with no ease after death.

Whoever doesn’t take a stick
to beings desiring ease,
when one is looking for ease,
will meet with ease after death.

Udāna 2.13
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 05, 2022

Uṭṭhānavato satīmato
sucikammassa nisammakārino,
saññatassa dhammajīvino, appamattassa yasobhivaḍḍhati.

Ever grows the glory of one
who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct,
discerning and self-controlled, righteous and heedful.

Dhammapada 2.24
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for December 04, 2022

Te jhāyino sātatikā, niccaṃ daḷhaparakkamā,
phusanti dhīrā nibbānaṃ, yogakkhemaṃ anuttaraṃ.

The wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering,
alone experience Nibbana, the incomparable freedom from bondage.

Dhammapada 2.23
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 25, 2022

Idha socati pecca socati;
pāpakārī ubhayattha socati.
So socati so vihaññati,
disvā kammakiliṭṭhamattano.

The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter;
one grieves in both the worlds.
One laments and is afflicted,
recollecting one’s own impure deeds.

Dhammapada 1.15
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 17, 2022

Muñca pure, muñca pacchato,
majjhe muñca, bhavassa pāragū.
Sabbattha vimuttamānaso,
na punaṃ jātijaraṃ upehisi.

Let go of the past, let go of the future,
let go of the present, and cross over to the farther shore of existence.
With mind wholly liberated,
you shall come no more to birth and death.

Dhammapada 24.348
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 15, 2022

Attā hi attano nātho,
attā hi attano gati.
Tasmā saṃyamamattānaṃ
assaṃ bhadraṃva vāṇijo.

One is one’s own protector,
one is one’s own refuge.
Therefore, one should control oneself,
even as a trader controls a noble steed.

Dhammapada 25.380
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita