Buddhist Suttas

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Thomas William Rhys Davids
Clarendon Press, 1900 - Buddha (The concept) - 320 pages

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Page 109 - Verily! it is this noble eightfold path ; that is to say : 'Right views; Right aspirations; Right speech; Right conduct; Right livelihood; Right effort; Right mindfulness; and Right contemplation.
Page 12 - Therefore, O Ananda, be ye lamps unto yourselves. Be ye a refuge to yourselves. Betake yourselves to no external refuge. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp. Hold fast as a refuge to the truth. Look not for refuge to any one besides yourselves.
Page 53 - How are we to conduct ourselves, Lord, with regard to womankind ? ' ' Don't see them, Ananda.' ' But if we should see them, what are we to do ? '
Page 227 - And he lets his mind pervade one quarter of the world with thoughts of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, and so the second, and so the third, and so the fourth. And thus the whole wide world, above, below, around, and everywhere, does he continue to pervade with heart of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, far-reaching, grown great, and beyond measure.
Page 108 - There are two extremes, O Bhikkhus, which the man who has given up the world ought not to follow - the habitual practice, on the one hand, of those things whose attraction depends upon the passions; and especially of sensuality - a low and pagan way (of seeking satisfaction), unworthy, unprofitable, and fit only for the worldly-minded and the habitual practice, on the other hand, of asceticism (or selfmortification), which is painful, unworthy, and unprofitable.
Page xxxi - So long as these conditions shall continue to exist "'among the brethren, so long as they are instructed "'in these conditions, so long may the brethren be " 'expected not to decline, but to projpsr.
Page 12 - And whosoever, Ananda, either now or after I am dead, shall be a lamp unto themselves, and a refuge unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the...
Page 110 - Now this, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth concerning suffering: 'Birth is attended with pain, decay is painful, disease is painful, death is painful. Union with the unpleasant is painful, painful is separation from the pleasant; and any craving that is unsatisfied, that too is painful.
Page xxvi - ... so long as they honour and esteem and revere and support the Vajjian shrines (cetiyani) in town or country, and allow not the proper offerings and rites, as formerly given and performed, to fall into desuetude...
Page 262 - In the whole world there is no study, except that of the originals, so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death.

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