16
Jan
08

1/16/2008 – The Discourse on Happiness

“To avoid unwholesome actions,

Not caught by alcoholism or drugs,

And to be diligent in doing good things –

This is the greatest happiness.

 

“To be humble and polite in manner,

To be grateful and content with a simple life,

Not missing the occasion to learn the Dharma –

This is the greatest happiness.

 

“To persevere and be open to change,

To have regular contact with monks and nuns,

And to fully participate in Dharma discussions –

This is the greatest happiness.

 

“To live diligently and attentively,

To perceive the Noble Truths,

And to realize nirvana –

This is the greatest happiness.

 

“To live in the world

With your heart undisturbed by the world,

With all sorrows ended, dwelling in peace –

This is the greatest happiness.

 

“For the one who accomplishes this

Is unvanquished wherever she goes;

Always he is safe and happy –

Happiness lives within oneself.”

 

                   – Siddhartha Guatama (The Buddha).

 

            Thanks for dropping in.

 

-Martin

P.S.  I was recently made aware by a friend, of a website exposing the animal cruelty inside Ohio Rodeos.  Please visit www.rodeoabuse.com and www.mercyforanimals.org, to learn more and help. Thank you.

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