The Creed of Buddha

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John Lane Company; [etc., etc.,], 1908 - 297 ˹
 

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˹ 277 - Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also.
˹ 75 - This, O monks, is the sacred truth of the path which leads to the extinction of suffering. It is this sacred eightfold path, to wit : Right Faith, Right Resolve, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Living, Right Effort, Right Thought, Right Self-concentration.
˹ 75 - ... and enjoyment; that is base, ignoble, unspiritual, unworthy, unreal. The other is a life of mortification; it is gloomy, unworthy, unreal. The Perfect One, O monks, is removed from both those extremes and has discovered the way which lies between them, the middle way which enlightens the mind, which leads to rest, to knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nirvana.
˹ 99 - The books say well, my brothers ! each man's life The outcome of his former living is ; The bygone wrongs bring forth sorrows and woes, The bygone right breeds bliss. That which ye sow ye reap. See yonder fields ! The sesamum was sesamum, the corn Was corn. The silence and the darkness knew ; So is a man's fate born.
˹ 169 - One, their root is severed, they are hewn away like a palm tree, and laid aside, so that they cannot germinate again in the future. Released, O great king, is the Perfect One from this, that his being should be gauged by the measure of the corporeal world ; he is deep, immeasurable, unfathomable as the great ocean. " The Perfect One exists after death," this is not apposite ; " the Perfect One does not exist after death...
˹ 91 - 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.
˹ 172 - What, then, Ananda? Does the order expect that of me? I have preached the truth without making any distinction between exoteric and esoteric doctrine: for in respect of the truths, Ananda, the Tathagata has no such thing as the closed fist of a teacher, who keeps some things back. Surely, Ananda, should there be any one who harbours the thought, "It is I who will lead the brotherhood...
˹ 107 - 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.
˹ 15 - Birthless and deathless and changeless remaineth the spirit for ever; Death hath not touched it at all, dead though the house of it seems!
˹ 159 - If I, Ananda when the wandering monk Vacchagotta asked me: 'Is there not the Ego ?' had answered : "The Ego is not,' then that, Ananda, would have confirmed the doctrine of the Samanas and Brahmanas who believe in annihilation.

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