Friday, June 16, 2006

Life Perspectives from Niagara Fall of Canada

World largest waterfall: Niagara Fall, Canada

Look Within
“There is no fire like greed, no crime like hatred, no sorrow like separation, no sickness like hunger of heart, and no joy like the joy of freedom. Health, contenment and trust are your greatest possessions and freedom is your greatest joy. Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, know the joy of living in the way.”
The Buddha, Translated by Thomas Byrom, Dhammapada

“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt?. What harm can you do?. He who seeks happiness by hurting those who seek happiness will never find happiness. For your brother is like you. He wants to be happy. Never harm him. And when you leave this life, you too will find happiness.”
The Buddha, Dhammapada

Eternal Law
“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by compassion. This is an eternal law”.
- The Buddha, Dhammapada

Middle Path: the path leading to Enlightenment
Two extremes should be avoided by a recluse: indulgence in sensual pleasures and addiction to self-mortification. Abandoning both these extremes the Tathagata has comprehended the Middle Path promoting sight and knowledge and tends to peace, higher wisdom, enlightenment and Nibbana.
- Lord Buddha

Our Commitment
"By Endeavor, Diligence, Discipline and Self-Mastery, let the wise man make (of himself) as an island that no flood can overwhelm."
- Dhammapada

Boundless Compassion
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive".
- Buddha

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