Friday, April 03, 2009

Sharing

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of sharing gifts, they would not enjoy their gifts without sharing them with others, nor would the taint of stinginess obsess the heart and stay there. Even if it were their last and final bit of food, they would not enjoy its use without sharing it, if there were anyone to receive it"

Itivuttaka 18


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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Look Within

The only way to experience truth directly is to look within, to observe oneself. All our lives we have been accustomed to look outward. We have always been interested in what is happening outside, what others are doing. We have rarely if ever tried to examine ourselves, our own mental and physical structure, our own actions, our own reality. Therefore we remain unknown to ourselves. We do not know how harmful this ignorance is, how much we remain the slaves of forces within ourselves of which we are unaware.
-S.N. Goenka





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