The Discipline of Transcendence Vol 1 ~ 05

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event type discourse
date & time 25 Aug 1976 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
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shorttitle TRANS105
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutras
The Buddha said:
If a man who has committed many a misdemeanour does not repent and cleanse his heart of the evil, retribution will come upon his person as sure as the streams run into the ocean which becomes ever deeper and wider.
If a man who has committed a misdemeanour come to the knowledge of it, reform himself and practise goodness, the force of retribution will gradually exhaust itself as a disease gradually loses its baneful influence when the patient perspires.
The Buddha said:
When an evil-doer, seeing you practise goodness, comes and maliciously insults you, you should patiently endure it and not feel angry with him. For the evil-doer is insulting himself by trying to insult you.
The Buddha said:
Once a man came unto me and denounced me on account of my observing the way and practising great loving kindness. But I kept silent and did not answer him. The denunciation ceased.
I then asked him, 'If you bring a present to your neighbour and he accepts it not, does the present come back to you?' The man replied, 'It will.' I said, 'You denounce me now, but as I accept it not, you must take the wrong deed back upon your own person. It is like an echo succeeding sound, it is like shadow following object. You never escape the effect of your own evil deeds. Be therefore mindful and cease from doing evil.'


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