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On each New Moon and Full Moon Luang Por Munindo sends out a Dhammapada verse with a few lines of comment for reflection. If you wish to receive this message via email, fill in with your email address.

Note that the verses used in this fortnightly Reflection are taken from, ‘A Dhammapada for Contemplation’ (2nd edition), Aruna Publications (2006). For more literal interpretations we encourage you to view other translations.


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NEW MOON - Pursuing Happiness

Published September 23, 2014 07:30

You will not succeed in your pursuit of happiness
if it is at the expense of others' well-being.
The snare of ... Read more


FULL MOON – Views

Published September 08, 2014 07:30

Distorted views,
which give rise to seeing right as wrong
and wrong as right,
are the cause for beings to disintegrate.

... Read more


NEW MOON - Gentle Strength

Published August 24, 2014 07:30


Those who speak truth
and give gentle encouragement,
contending with no-one,
these do I call great beings.

... Read more


FULL MOON – Heedlessness

Published August 10, 2014 07:30


As a trader with precious cargo avoids threat,
and those who love life avoid poison,
so you should avoid evil ... Read more


NEW MOON - Harmlessness

Published July 26, 2014 07:30


To harm living beings who,
like us, seek contentment,
is to bring harm to ourselves.

Dhammapada 131

Self interest ... Read more



NEW MOON – Remorse

Published June 26, 2014 07:30


When we see clearly
our own lack of virtue
we are filled with grief;
here and hereafter we grieve.

Dhammapada v. 15

If we ... Read more


FULL MOON - Ease

Published June 12, 2014 07:30


More than a thief,
more than an enemy,
a misdirected heart
brings one to harm.

Dhammapada v.42

A misdirected heart leads us ... Read more


NEW MOON – Harmony

Published May 28, 2014 07:30


Like the bamboo which destroys itself as it bears fruit,
so fools harm themselves by holding to wrong views
and deriding ... Read more