Kammassakomhi

Theravada Buddhist and Pali student, among other things.
The Buddha’s advice to his son, Rahula, on the importance of Mudita, or sympathetic joy. My own translation from the Pali.

The Buddha’s advice to his son, Rahula, on the importance of Mudita, or sympathetic joy. My own translation from the Pali.

Upset? Some advice from the Buddha.(Translation from the Pali by yours truly)

Upset? Some advice from the Buddha.
(Translation from the Pali by yours truly)

The Buddha was asked, "What have you gained from meditation?"

worldlynoblethoughts:

He probably didn’t answer because there’s no instance of him saying that anywhere in the pali canon!

Check your fake buddha quotes.

The story is good, the message is good (although not entirely true… you can still get sick as a meditator), but misquoting the Buddha is what some may call, ‘evil’…

Very true! For one who cares about what the Buddha actually taught, it’s painful to see so many utterly bogus buddha quotes being blogged and reblogged by well-intentioned people. If a quote from the Buddha isn’t accompanied by a text reference (e.g., Dhammapada 1) look it up on http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/ before you reblog it!

Another genuine Buddha quote. Translation from the Pali by yours truly.

Another genuine Buddha quote. Translation from the Pali by yours truly.

The Buddha gives you permission not to believe your thoughts. (My own translation from the Pali).

The Buddha gives you permission not to believe your thoughts. (My own translation from the Pali).


Mohasambandhano loko, bhabbarūpova dissati. Upadhibandhano bālo, tamasā parivārito. Sassatoriva khāyati, passato natthi kiñcanan.
The world, bound in bewilderment, seems so solid. Imprisoned by attachment, the fool is engulfed in darkness. This world seems eternal.  But for one who sees, there is nothing there at all.

Udana 7:10

Mohasambandhano loko, bhabbarūpova dissati.
Upadhibandhano bālo, tamasā parivārito.
Sassatoriva khāyati, passato natthi kiñcanan.

The world, bound in bewilderment, seems so solid.
Imprisoned by attachment, the fool is engulfed in darkness.
This world seems eternal.  But for one who sees, there is nothing there at all.

Udana 7:10

Wild jasmine. Translation from the Pali by yours truly.

Wild jasmine. Translation from the Pali by yours truly.

Moth and lamp. Translation from the Pali by yours truly.

Moth and lamp. Translation from the Pali by yours truly.

Katannu Sutta — The Sutta on Gratitude

Katannu Sutta — The Sutta on Gratitude