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Peace and Clarity – Buddhism and The Dharma Via GreatMiddleWay


These two mental states are conducive to correct knowledge. Which two?

Peace and clarity.By developing peace, what purpose is served? Mind is purified.

By purifying mind, what purpose is served? Craving is abandoned.

By developing clarity, what purpose is served? Wisdom is developed.

By developing wisdom, what purpose is served? Ignorance is abandoned.

Defiled by craving, the mind is not released [from emotional agitation], and defiled by ignorance, wisdom is not developed.

Thus, abandoning craving through peace, there is liberation of the mental fluctuations, and abandoning ignorance through clarity, there is liberation by wisdom.—Buddha

Shakyamuni, Vijjābhāgiya Sutta

Source: Peace and Clarity

Beyond — Great Middle Way

Beyond the extremes of gullibility and distrust lies discernment. Beyond the extremes of laxness and rigidity lies integrity. Beyond the extremes of indifference and fanaticism lies respect. Beyond the extremes of pride and degradation lies humility. Beyond the extremes of idleness and agitation lies diligence. Beyond the extremes of cowardice and recklessness lies courage. Beyond […]

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Maybe; A Taoist story by: unknown


There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many
years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors
came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “May be,” the
farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three
other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “May be,”
replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the
untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to
offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “May be,” answered the farmer. The
day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the
army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The
neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. ”
May be ,” said the farmer.