Daily Reading ~ April 11

Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

One’s patience should be strengthened by thinking: “Those who have no patience are afflicted in this world and do actions that lead to affliction in the next life.”

  • One should think: “Although this suffering arises because of the wrong deeds of others, my body is the field for that suffering, and the actions which brought it into being are mine.”
  • One sold think: “This suffering will free me from the debt of karma.
  • One should think: “If there were no wrongdoers, how could I bring patience to perfection?”
  • One should think: “Although he is a wrongdoer now, in the past he may have been my benefactor.”
  • One should think: “A wrongdoer is at the same time a benefactor because through him patience can be practised.”
  • One should think: “All beings are likely my own children and who would get angry over the misdeeds of one’s own children?”
  • One should think: “He does me wrong because of some fault in myself, I should strive to remove this.”