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The First Noble Truth::

The First Noble Truth This is one of the “tree signs of being”- that suffering hardship and unsatisfactoriness is the lot of humankind. It does not deny happiness or pleasure and life’s simple joys, but argues that they too come to an end and are therefore transient and passing.The Buddha likened pleasure to “licking honey… Continue reading The First Noble Truth::

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“The Thousands”

Better than a thousand senseless verses  is one which brings the hearer peace. Better than a thousand useless verses is one word of the law which brings the hearer peace. Though one man conquer thousand times a thousand men in battle, he who conquers himself is the greatest warrior. THE DAMMAPADA-VERSES 101-103 THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA… Continue reading “The Thousands”