The Word of the Buddha: An Outline of the Ethico-philosophical System of the Buddha in the Words of the Pali Canon, Together with Explanatory Notes

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International Buddhist Society, 1907 - 52 pages
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Page 3 - Birth is suffering; ageing is suffering; illness is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; association with the unloved is suffering; separation from the loved is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering...
Page 34 - Or, he should consider the compound nature of these thoughts. (5) Or, with teeth clenched and tongue pressed against the gums, he should with his mind restrain, suppress and root out these thoughts ; and in doing so these evil and...
Page 30 - Being at a meeting, or amongst people, or in the midst of his relatives, or in a society, or in the king's court, and called upon and asked as witness, to tell what he knows, he answers, if he knows nothing: I know nothing, and if he knows, he answers: I know; if he has seen nothing, he answers: I have seen nothing, and if he has seen, he answers: I have seen.
Page 13 - He keeps watch over this faculty of sight, and attains to mastery over it. And so in like manner, when he hears a sound with the ear . . . smells an odour with the nose . . . tastes a sapid with the tongue . . . feels a tangible with the body . . . recognises an idea with the mind, he is not entranced with the general appearance and the details of it.
Page 21 - I will not have this arrow pulled out until I know, who the man is, that has wounded me : whether he is a noble, a prince, a citizen, or a servant ; " or : " what his name is and to what family he belongs"; or: "whether he is tall, or short, or of medium height.
Page 16 - And for a disciple thus freed, in whose heart dwells peace, there is nothing to be added to what has been done, and naught more remains for him to do. Just as a rock of one solid mass remains unshaken by the wind...
Page 30 - He avoids tale-bearing, and abstains from it. What he has heard here, he does not repeat there, so as to cause dissension there; and what he has heard there, he does not repeat here, so as to cause dissension here. Thus he unites those that are divided, and those that are united he encourages. Concord gladdens him, he delights and rejoices in concord; and it is concord that he spreads by his words.
Page 10 - Long time, Brothers, have you suffered the death of a mother , for long the death of a father, for long the death of a son, for long the death of a daughter, for long the death of brothers and sisters ; long time have ye undergone the loss of your goods, long time have you been afflicted with disease. And because you have experienced the death of a mother, the death of a father the death of a son, the death of a daughter, the death of brothers and sisters, the loss of goods, the pangs of disease,...
Page 8 - Therefore, whatever there be of corporeality, of feeling, perception, mental formations, or consciousness, whether one's own or external, whether gross or subtle, lofty or low, far or near, one should understand, according to reality, and true wisdom: "This does not belong to me; this am I not; this is not my Ego.
Page 18 - Ones have only pointed the way. Give ear, then, for the Immortal is found. I reveal, I set forth the Truth. As I reveal it to you, so act. And that Supreme Goal of the holy life, for the sake of which sons of good families rightly go forth from home to the homeless state: this you will in no long time, in this very life, make known to yourself, realize, and make your own.

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