Henry Steel Olcott

The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons

Arunkumar Muruganhas quoted4 years ago
Everything in the world of Matter is unreal; the only reality is in the world of Spirit. Emancipate yourselves from the tyranny of the former; strive to attain the latter
Иринаhas quoted5 years ago
Everything in the world of Matter is unreal;
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Unto Nirvāṇa where the Silence Lives.
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
when the book of each life is written up and the balance struck, every good thought or deed will be found entered in its proper place. Not one blessing that ever followed them from grateful lips throughout their earthly pilgrimage will be found to have been lost; but each will help to ease their way as they move from stage to stage of Being
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
His law is in harmony with the voices of Nature
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
His Law is the law of Justice, providing for every good thought, word and deed its fair reward, for every evil one its proper punishment
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Lessons of self-purification and communion,
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Lessons of the necessity for avoiding every species of evil thought and word, and for doing, speaking and thinking everything that is good, and for the bringing of the mind into subjection so that these may be accomplished without selfish motive or vanity
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Lessons of the necessity for avoiding every species of evil thought and word, and for doing, speaking and thinking
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Lessons of the meanness of the rewards, the pettiness of the misfortunes of a shifting world of illusions.
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Lessons of manly self-reliance, of equanimity in breasting whatsoever of good or ill may happen
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
The lesson of a common tie of brotherhood among all men
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Lessons of tolerance for the clashing opinions of men who live, move and have their being, think and aspire, only in the material world
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
Lessons of gratitude and benevolence
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
He who can mount to a clear conception of Nirvāṇa will find his thought far away above the common joys and sorrows of petty men
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
The social differences between men he found were equally arbitrary and illusive; caste bred hatred and selfishness; riches strife, envy and malice.
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
He found that the pleasures of the eye, the ear, the taste, touch and smell are fleeting and deceptive: he who gives value to them brings only disappointment and bitter sorrow upon himself.
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
It has only passed out of the visible world of matter into the invisible world of Spirit, where it still exists and will ever exist, as a bright reality
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
But there are those who say that the flame has not been annihilated by the blowing out.
merinabanthahas quoted4 months ago
frees one from pain, and leads to Nirvāṇa
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