Monday, 9 July 2012

Lords Reform and the Dhammapada

I have a program that displays a random quote from the Dhammapada on my desktop every time that I fire up my computer.

Occasionally it comes up with one that is pertinent  to current events, today's is

"No one is noble
merely because of what they inherit.
Nobility comes from cleansing oneself
of all pollutions and attachments."

Verse 396

With the debate as to the future of the House of Lord's about to start this seems particularly relevant. The bill to reform the upper chamber, which will lead to far reaching changes, begins its parliamentary passage today.

Read more here.

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