Saturday, 2 November 2013

NEW MOON – Saturday 2nd November 2013


It is always a pleasure 
not to have to encounter fools. 
It is always good to see noble beings 
and a delight to live with them. 

Dhammapada v.206

The Buddha gave this short teaching referring to conditions in the outer world, and it is not difficult to agree. We can also contemplate the spirit of this teaching in reference to our inner world; our mind states. How does it feel when we encounter foolish thoughts? What happens when we cease indulging in them? What is the effect of witnessing our heart’s wholesome aspirations? Is it possible to dwell for extended periods in noble intentions?

With Metta,
Bhikkhu Munindo

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