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|:::The Key Position:::
Human existence is the key position; you can work for moral purity to achieve celestial existences and even nibbana.
|:::Prayer is not Essential; Practice Is:::
You cannot get potential for enlightment merely by praying. However, you can get it if you only practice without praying.
If mere praying will do, then all in the world will become Buddhas.
|:::Knowledge and Practice:::
The Buddhist religion means the teachings of the Buddha: morality, concentration, and wisdom.
In the round of rebirths, relatives are of no account; being of noble morality is the only thing of value.
If you practise insight meditation, you will gain wisdom. If you have developed wisdom, you can remove ignorance.
Insight Meditation requires constant practice, or one will be just the same as any other person.
Just as you take your meals at regular hours, you should practise insight meditation regularly.
|:::Finding the Right Path:::
It is vital to develop one's intelligence and find the right path through religion.
Effective ways to practice meditation are to be found in Buddhism.
|:::Make Your Own Good Luck:::
Make your own good luck by doing good deeds; if you wait it may never come.
|:::A Noble Teacher:::
Just as one who gives others foof and water will never starve or go thirsty, so also one who teaches others so that they may be wise and polite will never attain an inferior position throughout samsara.
|:::A Lost Day:::
A day in which meritorious deeds, wealth, health, education, power, and position, or at least one of them,
cannot be achieved is a lost day, to be regretted. It is a kind of death while being alive.
Behave well so that, first, people have a high esteem for you; second, celestial beings have esteem for you;
and third, you have esteem for yourself.
Today's World is progressing very much. There are big bulidings, various kinds of vehicles, but there is no peace of mind; the mind is burning with anxiety and misery. You shouldn't accept that kind of progress.
Man usually tries to improve the material side of his existence; he rarely recognises the importance of the mental aspect. That is why people are always looking to material progress.
In this unjust world, there is one injustice after another. Conducting one's life righteously is difficult.
|:::Fame Will Corrupt You:::
If you don't have enough intelligence, fame will probably corrupt you even in such a pure and clear religion as Buddhism.
Wisdom is the chief factor for progress in the world.
Scientific progress offers a good life materially. Nevertheless, it fails to develop good morality, and so people are unhappy.
The Buddha's teaching alone can afford the means of true happiness. Material progress is to the detriment of spiritual progress.
|:::Getting the Better of Others:::
People have the habit of getting the better of others, and scorning and condemning them.
If you get the better of another, people will side with you, but if you they get the better of you, they will change sides. That's natural.
|:::This World of Craving:::
This world began with craving and you have always been led by craving. If you subtract craving from life,
you will no longer find life worth living.
If they are rich in gold, we are rich in morality; if they are rich in silver, we are rich in mental stability;
if they are rich in diamonds, we are rich in mindfulness.
|:::A Bad Motive:::
If one speaks and acts with a bad motive, all one's speech and acts will be just as bad.
|:::Choose the Best Course:::
One cannot possibly achieve improvement and progress merely by knowing about things;
one must choose the best course and pursue it.
|:::Good Begets Good:::
It is natural that good deeds produce good results.
|:::Don't Criticise What You Don't Understand:::
People who cannot grasp the meaning of what a person is doing often say that he is doing the wrong thing.
|:::What Will You Do?:::
I don't want to be alive without doing any work, I will be serving the interests of the country and
the Buddha's dispensation as long as I am alive.
Everybody is trying not to die.
What will you do if you don't die?
|:::To Be Outstanding:::
If you want to stand out from the common people, do not do what they are doing.
Truly good people still exist in the world. They are noble, intelligent, and courageous.
|:::Give As Good As You Get:::
If someone offers you one pound, you must do something worth two.
|:::Humans and Animals:::
Naturally, human beings have more benefit from good deeds than animals, and in doing bad deeds too, they surpass animals.