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APPAMADA

APPAMADA

There you are then, Beggars! I craft this counsel for you:

The own-made is a flighty thing, I say
get yourselves out of this sputtering madness!

 

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Buddhism
The Science of Awakening
Not a Religion — Not a Philosophy
The Revelation of A Way of Life
Without Pain
Without Death and Rebirth
Outside of Time

As well-taught by
The Getter of the Getting
Aristocrat
The Consummately Self-Awakened One
Walker of the Walk
Who Knows and Sees
Teacher Supreme of Gods and Men
Trainer of the Trainable
The Awake

Having Known and Seen for Himself
He Reveals
To Gods and Men
This Universe,
With its Gods, Devils and Brahmās,
Shamen and Brahmins.

He Teaches A Thing
In both Spirit and Letter,
Helpful from the Start
Helpful in the Middle,
Helpful at the End;
A Come-See for Yourself Thing;
Timeless;
Not Just Pointing to a Future Outcome;
A To-Be-Seen in this Visible World Thing
A Thoroughly Satisfying
Utterly Blameless
Higher Way of Life

 

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Beggars! The best course does not have a gains-honour-reputation-core,
nor an accomplishment-in-ethics-core,
nor a accomplishment-in-serenity-core,
nor a knowledge-vision-core.

But there is beggars, unshakable heart-release —
here, beggars the best course is for attainment of this.

This is it's hardwood.

This is it's encompassing end.

MN 29, MN 30

 

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May all beings be well and happy
May I act with friendliness in thought, word, and deed
towards all living beings
in whatsoever of the ten directions they may abide
whether far or near
May I sympathize with their pains and sorrows
Empathize with their situations
and be at all times objectively detached.

 

Ol'Begga Ols'