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
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Daily Words of the Buddha for January 14, 2014
Kāyena saṃvaro sādhu;
sādhu vācāya saṃvaro;
manasā saṃvaro sādhu.
Sādhu sabbattha saṃvaro.
Sabbattha saṃvuto bhikkhu
Good is restraint in the body; good is restraint in speech;
good is restraint in thought. Restraint everywhere is good.
The monk restrained in every way
is freed from all suffering.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha's Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita