"This is not mine, not me, not myself."
-- MN 62: Advice to Rahula
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Jwleaf PAO Mnemonic System
A Single Excellent Night
Majjhima Nikaya, Sutta 131
Let not a man revive the past
Or on the future build his hopes;
For the past has been left behind
And the future has not been reached.
Instead with insight let him see
Each presently arisen state;
Let him know that and be sure of it,
Today the effort must be made;
Tomorrow Death may come, who knows?
No bargain with Mortality
Can keep him and his hordes away,
But one who dwells thus ardently,
Relentlessly, by day, by night ---
It is he, the Peaceful Sage has said,
Who has had a single excellent night.
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The Buddhist Four Noble Truths:
1. Nothing in life is completely satisfactory.
2. Discontent springs from desire.
3. Contentment follows on the fading of desire.
4. The way is by self restraint, concentration and wisdom.
(The Noble Eightfold Path)
Concentration and Wisdom Texts:
The Eight Buddhist Theravada Precepts
The Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikaya)
MN 51: The Gradual Training
MN 62: Advice to Rahula
MN 118: Anapanasati: Breathing With Mindfulness
MN 118: Anapanasati notes
Dhamma Study Notes
Dhamma Practice Notes
El Dhamma en Español
What is Yoga? Patanjali's Sutras
The Patimokkha: The 227 Theravada Monastic Rules
The Monastic Rules with Commentary (pdf)
"Pasajera es la vida, dolorosa y vacía."
-- legend mounted over the Andarivel Gate
"Nothing lasts in this world. Strive on with diligence."
-- the Buddha's last words