Thursday, July 06, 2006

Remember Forever


Remember always that you are just a visitor here,
a traveler passing through.
your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown.
None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs
is a blessing indeed.
But if you toil without rest,
fatigue and wearness will overtake you,
and you will denied the joy that comes from labour's end.

Speak quietly and kindly and be not forward with either
opinions or advice.
If you talk much, this will make you deaf to what others say,
and you should know that there are few so wise that they
cannot learn from others.
Be near when help is needed, but far when praise and
thanks are being offered.

Take small account of might, wealth and fame,
for they soon pass and are forgotten.
Instead, nurture love within you and and strive to be a friend to all.
Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.
Treasure silence when you find it,
and while being mindful of your duties,
set time aside, to be alone with yourself.

Cast off pretense and self-deception and see yourself as you really are.
Despite all appearances, no one is really evil.
They are led astray by ignorance.
If you ponder this truth always you will offer more light,
rather then blame and condemnation.
You, no less than all beings have Buddha Nature within.

Your essential Mind is pure.
Therefore, when defilements cause you to stumble and fall,
let not remose nor dark foreboding cast you down.
Be of good cheer and with this understanding, summon strength
and walk on.
Faith is like a lamp and wisdom makes the flame burn bright.

Carry this lamp always and in good time the darkness will yield
and you will abide in the Light.

Dhammavadaka

14 comments:

Arti Honrao said...

"Faith is like a lamp and wisdom makes the flame burn bright."

True!!

Sensible words with wonderful pic :)


GBU
Arti

Kuan Gung said...

Great point and so true...you can't have one with out the other...thank you arti...

Ekta said...

*set time aside, to be alone with yourself*

Guess this is a simple neccesity which most of us dont realise!..spending time with ourselves!

Neers said...

acceptance of oneself is the first step towards, the higher you... the goal... and then why is it so imp to have a goal?? sans goal, life is kinda drab... the being can quickly be blunt if theres no drive... faith is the driver! faith in self...

thanks Kuan!

starry nights said...

Beautiful post."

"Take small account of might, wealth and fame,
for they soon pass and are forgotten.
Instead, nurture love within you and and strive to be a friend to all.
Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.
Treasure silence when you find it"

these words are so true.

samuru999 said...

Beautiful!
Beautiful picture also.

Meg said...

This is some pretty powerful stuff. I had to reread several times to take it all in...thanks for the great post. T/C

Mindinside said...

Words of wisdom
Good to read and be reminded
I try to work them out in my life.
Thank you for sharing

Keshi said...

Truly inspirational!

**Be of good cheer and with this understanding, summon strength
and walk on.

lovely advice.

Keshi.

Kuan Gung said...

the wonder of it all and so many people here that are also extraordinary...thank you all...we try...

Suji said...

"Your essential Mind is pure"
How true! All of us are essentially pure and good, its just circumstances which defile us. Great post!

Ilias- said...

what
wonderful
wise
words

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Kuan Gung said...

Thank you suji...so true...stevepanella...great letter, thanks for sharing it.

Tiffanie said...

That picture is gorgeous. Really makes you think of walking on a journey and being a visitor here.