“The Hindu scriptures speak of the body as a machine fraught with six delusive deficiencies: ‘It exists; it is born; it grows; it changes; it decays; and it is completely annihilated.’ Yet most human beings expect permanent happiness from this impermanent body.”
How foolish jealousy is! It kills the very thing it professes to love. Jealousy is self-love. If a man loves a woman truly, he will not be able to bring himself to destroy her happiness and love for him by taking her life and thus letting her go to the beyond filled with loathing for him that may last for incarnations.
Life force enters the body through the agency of an interested, joyous attitude - it doesn't respond to a half-dead will! Learn to perform all your duties with a courageous cheerfulness welling up from within you. Then, as you perform your daily activities, you will see that a flood of vitality will move through all your muscles and through your [Countinue reading...]
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Whether our action is wholesome or unwholesome depends on whether that action or deed arises from a disciplined or undisciplined state of mind. It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering, and in fact it is said that bringing about discipline within one's mind is the essence of the Buddha's teaching.