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

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NEW MOON - Loneliness

Published November 21, 2014 20:21

Having found no companion
who has travelled at least as far as ourselves,
it is better to go alone
than to accompany ... Read more

NEW MOON - Empathy

Published October 22, 2014 07:30

Having empathy for others
one sees that all beings are afraid
of harm and death.
Knowing this, one does not kill
or cause to ... Read more

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


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.

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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.

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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