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The Essence of Buddhism

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,551 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.9
LoC Categories: BL, BQ
Downloads: 4,158
Added to site: 2006.04.22
mnybks.net#: 13468
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion

In this compilation no attempt has been made to present a general view of Buddhism as a religious or philosophical system. The aim has rather been to turn Buddhism to account as a moral force by bringing together a selection of its beautiful sentiments, and lofty maxims, and particularly including some of those which inculcate mercy to the lower animals. Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius.

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t none out of anger or resentment wish harm to another.--Metta-sutta.

Let us then live happily, not hating those who hate us. In the midst of those who hate us, let us dwell free from hatred.--Dhammapada.

For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love; this is an old rule.--Dhammapada.

(To the) self-reliant there is strength and joy.--Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king.

Let him not grieve for that which is lost.--Attadanda-sutta.

Not from weeping or grieving will any obtain peace of mind.--Salla-sutta.

At first my sorrowing heart was heavy; but now my sorrow has brought forth only profit.--Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king.

Give to him that asketh, even though it be but a little.--Udanavarga.

He delights in giving so far as he is able.--Questions of King Milinda.

Your guileless heart loves to exercise its charity.--Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king.

Always intent on bringing about the good and the happiness of others.--Jatakamala.

Earnestly pract

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