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, September 15, 2013
Daily Words of the Buddha for September 15, 2013
Attānaṃ ce tathā kayirā;
sudanto vata dametha.
Attā hi kira duddamo.
One should do what one teaches others to do;
if one would train others,
one should be well controlled oneself.
Difficult, indeed, is self-control.
Dhammapada 12.159 The Dhammapada: The Buddha's Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita