A busy Saturday playing samba at The Royal Cornwall Show
Playing with BIG BEAT at Calstock on Saturday
The blessed Buddha often pointed out: Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth one 16th part of the release of mind by infinitely universal friendliness: In shining, beaming, glow & radiance the release of mind by infinite, immeasurable and inexhaustible friendliness far excels them all! Itivuttaka 27
my da was just wandering aorund the living room muttering to himself, “I need a bit of paper… or maybe an envelope… or maybe a rabbit…”
130. The doer of good rejoices here, rejoices there
Rejoices both here and there.
He rejoices and is glad
As he recollects his own good deeds.
The doer of good delights here, delights there,
Delights both here and there.
The thought: “Good I have done”
Fills him with delight.
He delights all the more
When he goes to the realm of bliss.
Dhammapada 16, 18
128. As water is balanced, unshaken, untroubled and quite pure by nature, even so, the mediator, the earnest student of meditation, dispelling trickery, cajolery, insinuation and dissembling, should be well poised, unshaken, untroubled and quite pure by nature.
As water is poised, cool by nature, even so, the meditator, the earnest student of meditation, out of compassion for all creatures and seeking their welfare, should be possessed of patience, love and mercy.
Again, as water makes the impure pure, even so, the meditator, the earnest student of meditation, whether he be in the village or the forest, should in all circumstances be one who, being without transgression, gives no reason to be reprimanded by the preceptor or teacher.
And again, as water is desired by everyone, even so, the meditator, the earnest student of meditation, because he has few wishes, is content, aloof and solitary in meditation, and should be one who is constantly much desired by the whole world.
And finally, as water gives trouble to no one, even so, the meditator, the earnest student of meditation should do no wrong by body, speech or thought that produces in others strife, quarrels, contention, disputes, neglected meditation or dislike.
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