Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, worship, psychic control or philosophy — by one, or more, or all of these — and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, dogmas, rituals, books, temples, and forms, are but secondary details. -- Swami Vivikenanda
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Daily Words of the Buddha for June 30, 2013
Yo mātaraṃ pitaraṃ vā,
jiṇṇakaṃ gatayobbanaṃ --
pahu santo na bharati
taṃ parābhavato mukhaṃ.
Though being well-to-do,
not to support father and mother
who are old and past their youth --
this is a cause of one's downfall.
Sutta Nipāta 1.98
Everyman's Ethics: Four Discourses by the Buddha (WH 14), translated by Narada Thera