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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 – Seeing the Real

Published February 25, 2017 10:14

Mistaking the false for the real
and the real for the false,
one suffers a life of falsity.

Dhammapada v. 11 ... Read more




FULL MOON - Slowing Down

Published January 12, 2017 06:00

There are those who discover
they can completely abandon confused reactions
and become patient as the earth;
... Read more


NEW MOON - Right Action

Published December 28, 2016 06:00

As a beautiful flower without fragrance
is disappointing,
so are wise words
without right action.

Dhammapada v. ... Read more


FULL MOON - Greatest Joy

Published December 14, 2016 06:00

Hunger is the greatest affliction,
conditionality the greatest source of despair.
The wise, seeing this as it is, ... Read more


NEW MOON - Trackless Land

Published November 29, 2016 06:00


Some are reborn as humans;
evil-doers are reborn in hell.
Doers of good are reborn in bliss.
and the pure ... Read more


FULL MOON - Self-harming

Published November 14, 2016 06:00

If you intentionally harm
an innocent person,
someone who is pure and blameless,
the harm will come back to you ... Read more


NEW MOON - Cultivation

Published October 30, 2016 06:00

Those who are foolish and confused
betray themselves to heedlessness.
The wise treasure the awareness they have ... Read more