Reflecting

On each Full Moon day a Dhammapada verse along with a short reflection is sent out via email. If you wish to receive these messages directly, feel free to subscribe here.

Various translations in non-English languages are also available.

Note, the verses used in these Full Moon Reflections are taken from, ‘A Dhammapada for Contemplation’, Aruna Publications. For more literal interpretations we encourage you to view other translations.

INHERENTLY SECURE: full moon - 21st June, 2024

“When those who are wise
dwell in contemplation
on the transient nature
of the body-mind,
and of all conditioned existence,
they experience joy and delight
seeing through to the inherently secure.”...

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ACCUMULATING BLESSING: full moon - 22nd May, 2024

“Blessed is the arising of a Buddha;
blessed is the revealing of the Dhamma;
blessed is the concord of the Sangha;
delightful is harmonious communion.”

DHAMMAPADA v. 194

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FEELING FEAR, FULLY: full moon - 23rd April, 2024

"Whoever has cut all that tethers
and found fearlessness,
who is beyond attachments
and defilements,
I recognise as a great being."

DHAMMAPADA v. 397

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PRAISE and BLAME: full moon - 24th March, 2024

"There never was,
nor will there be,
nor is there now,
anyone is is only blamed
or wholly praised."

DHAMMAPADA v. 228

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SEEKING FREEDOM FROM FEAR: full moon - 24th February, 2024

"To many places beings withdraw
to escape from fear:
to mountains, forests,
parklands and gardens;
sacred places as well.
But none of these places
offer true refuge,
none of them can free us from fear."

DHAMMAPADA v 188-9

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