Conquer Yourself

Better than a thousand vacuous speeches
is one sane word leading to peace.

Better than a thousand vacuous verses
is one sane line leading to peace.

Better than a hundred vacuous verses
is one sane truth leading to peace.

One man on the battlefield
conquers an army of a thousand men.
Another conquers himself, and he is greater.

Conquer yourself, not others.
Discipline yourself, learn restraint.

Neither a god, nor a Gandhian, nor Mara
can topple the self-conquered man.

Month after month for a hundred years,
a man pays homage with a hundred sacrifices.
Another for a second honors a self-conquered man.
Considered him greater.

One man for a hundred years
performs the sacrificial fire in a forest.
Another for a moment honors the enlightened man.
Considered him greater.

A year’s sacrifice, offering, or gift,
performed for the earning of merit,
is not worth a quarter of homage to virtue.

If a man honor the aged and practice faith,
four rewards follow: long life, beauty, joy, strength.

One day of virtue and clear thinking is better
than a hundred years of vice and indiscipline.

One day of wisdom and clear thinking is better
than a hundred years of ignorance and indiscipline.

One day of effort and struggle is better
than a hundred years of sloth and weakness.

One day of insight into beginning and end is better
than a hundred years of ignorance about this.

One day of the experience of deathlessness is better
than a hundred years of ignorance about this.

One day of knowledge of Dhamma is better
than a hundred years of ignorance about this.

Eddie’s repost from August 2014

Simple Things

Believe in Yourself

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try
to convince others. Because one is content with oneself,
one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one
accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

Lao Tzu

Pink Rose,
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Time to Clear Your Mind

There are those who are ashamed of things they
shouldn’t be ashamed of, and those people who are
not ashamed of those things they should be ashamed
of. Such people are following the wrong path.

The Dhammapada

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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost; The
old that is strong does not wither, Deep
roots are not reached by the frost.

J.R.R. Tolkien,
The Fellowship of the Ring

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He who does not see the angels and devils
in the beauty and malice of life will
be far removed from knowledge, and his
spirit will be empty of affection.

Kahlil Gibran,
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