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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:41 pm

Here one joys, one joys hereafter,
in both ways does the merit-maker joy;
one joys and one rejoices,
one's own pure karmas seeing.


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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:59 pm

Why this laughter, why this joy,
when it’s ever blazing?
Shrouded all about in gloom
won’t you look for the light?


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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:46 pm

Here one burns, one burns hereafter,
in both ways does the evil-doer burn;
evil I've done, remorsefully one burns,
and more one burns passed to realms of woe.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:58 am

If one holds oneself as dear,
protected, one protects oneself.
One who’s wise should be aware
through all the watches three.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:32 pm

Here one's glad, one's glad hereafter,
in both ways is the merit-maker glad;
'Merit I've made', serenely one is glad,
and more one's glad passed to blissful states.

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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:17 pm

Do not follow base desires,
nor live with heedlessness,
do not follow wrong beliefs
to grow in worldly ways.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:34 pm

Though many sacred texts he chants
the heedless man's no practiser,
as cowherd counting other's kine
in samanaship he has no share.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:47 pm

That Buddha traceless of infinite range
whose victory none may e’er undo,
whose vanquished follow to no world,
then by which track will you trace him?


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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:06 pm

Though few of the sacred texts he chant
in Dharma does his practice run,
clear of delusion, lust and hate,
wisdom perfected, with heart well-freed.

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:24 pm

We the unhating live
happily midst the haters,
among the hating humans
from hatred dwell we free.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:57 pm

One makes an effort where none’s due
with nothing done where effort’s due,
one grasps the dear, gives up the Quest
envying those who exert themselves.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:59 am

Anger and pride should one forsake,
all fetters cast aside,
dukkha’s none where no desire,
no binding to body or mind.

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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:49 pm

Now a withered leaf are you
and now Death’s men draw near,
now you stand at the parting gates
but waybread you have none.


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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:11 pm

Whoever judges hastily
does Dharma not uphold,
a wise one should investigate
truth and untruth both.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:29 am

Heedfulness is the Deathless path,
heedlessness, the path to death.
Those who are heedful do not die,
heedless are like the dead.

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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:17 pm

The wise then, recognizing this
as the distinction of heedfulness,
pleased with the spheres of Nobles Ones,
in heedfulness rejoice.

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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:50 pm

Of paths the Eight-fold is the best,
of truths the statement four,
the passionless of teachings best,
of humankind the Seer.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:31 am

If one should see great happiness
in giving up small happiness
one wise the lesser would renounce
the greater full-discerning.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:43 pm

They meditate persistently,
constantly they firmly strive,
the steadfast to Nirvana reach,
the Unexcelled Secure from bonds.


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Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:56 pm

With one denying truth there goes to hell
that one who having done says ‘I did not’.
Both of them are making karmas base
are equal after death.

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