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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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The long way

Long is the night to him who is awake.
Long is a mile to him who is tired.
Long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.


Gautama Buddha

The joy of freedom

There is no fire like greed,
no crime like hatred,
no sorrow like separation,
no sickness like hunger of heart,
and no joy like the joy of freedom.


Dhammapada

Wisdom

The fool who knows that he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man;
the fool who thinks that he is wise is called a fool indeed.


Dhammapada

Be awake

Love yourself and be awake –
today, tomorrow, always.

First establish yourself in the way,
then teach others,
and so defeat sorrow.

To straighten the crooked
you must first do a harder thing –
straighten yourself.

You are the only master. Who else?
Subdue yourself, and discover your master.

Dhammapada

Repentance

For all the evil deeds I have done in the past,
created by my body, speech and mind,
from beginningless greed, hatred and delusion,
I now know shame and repent them all.


Dhammapada

Life is uncertain

Life is uncertain; death is certain.

Death carries off a man busy picking flowers with an besotted mind,
like a great flood does a sleeping village.

There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die.
But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.

Here will I live in the rainy season,
here in the autumn and in the summer:
thus muses the fool. He realizes not the danger (of death).


Dhammapada