Buddhism in a nutshell by Thera Narada

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See Many Mansions and The World Within by Gina Cerminara. 11. M. Joad, The Meaning of Life 12. See Compendium of Philosophy, Tr. by Shwe Zan Aung (Pali Text Society, London) -- Introduction p. 12. 13. Compare the cinematograph film where the individual photographs give rise to a notion of movement. 14. Evidently the writer is referring to the state of an Arahat after death. 15. This introductory part may be omitted by non-Buddhists. 16. Here the term "I" is used in a conventional sense. The Buddhist Publication Society The Buddhist Publication Society is an approved charity dedicated to making known the Teaching of the Buddha, which has a vital message for people of all creeds.

May I be able to serve others to the best of my ability! (Viriya -- Energy) 6. May I be ever patient! May I be able to bear and forbear the wrongs of others! May I ever be tolerant and see the good and beautiful in all! (Khanti -- Patience) 7. May I ever be truthful and honest! May I not hide the truth to be polite! May I never swerve from the path of Truth! (Sacca -- Truthfulness) 8. May I be firm and resolute and have an iron will! May I be soft as a flower and firm as a rock! May I ever be high-principled!

Culakamma Vibhanga Sutta -- Majjhima Nikaya, No. 135. 10. See Many Mansions and The World Within by Gina Cerminara. 11. M. Joad, The Meaning of Life 12. See Compendium of Philosophy, Tr. by Shwe Zan Aung (Pali Text Society, London) -- Introduction p. 12. 13. Compare the cinematograph film where the individual photographs give rise to a notion of movement. 14. Evidently the writer is referring to the state of an Arahat after death. 15. This introductory part may be omitted by non-Buddhists. 16. Here the term "I" is used in a conventional sense.

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