Even though the strength of a fool is called power, in reality there is no power there. No one can challenge the patience of the one who is guarded by Dhamma.
There is great benefit in cultivating good qualities within oneself. There is nothing better than patience.
Monks, in the past, when Sakka, lord of the gods, was a human, he practised these noble seven promises.
Oh God Sakka, having burned anger one sleeps peacefully. Having burned anger one does not sorrow.
I am not one who hurts his own mind, nor is easily taken by anger. I have not gotten angry for a long time. Therefore anger does not stay in me.
There are two kinds of fools: one who does not see an offence as an offence; and one who, when another is confessing an offence, does not give him forgiveness according to the Dhamma.
There are two kinds of wise people: one who sees an offence as an offence; and one who, when another is confessing an offence, gives him forgiveness according to the Dhamma.
223. Conquer anger with non-anger, conquer wickedness with goodness, conquer stinginess with giving and conquer a liar with truth.
This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Anger is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.” This is the meaning of what […]
This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known anger and fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for anger and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting […]