Stonepeace (941-950)


[941]

What you do now decides
if you will look back later
with sadness or gladness.

[942]

The corrupt follow the money.
The moral follow their integrity.

[943]

Truth is not the delusion you cling to.
Truth is the reality you are open to.

[944]

Those who lie
in the name of the Dharma
cannot be trusted
as they do not even believe
they create any negative karma by doing so.

[945]

Even a polished liar
is just a liar.
Even an unembellished truthsayer
is still a truthsayer.

[946]

Rejoice in others’ good and joy
in creating of merits
is a good and joyful way
to personally create merits too.

[947]

Egos that have become
too big and defensive
block out even perfect reasoning,
preventing sense from coming through.

[948]

Arrogance is delusion
about one’s ‘strengths’
and ignorance about one’s weaknesses,
including arrogance itself.

[949]

Always ‘blame’ yourself first,
before ‘blaming’ others,
for your own karmically manifested suffering.

[950]

Even the most appropriate advice
offered most sincerely
will not be appreciated
by its most insincere recipients.
Be not one of them.