From Bhaddekaratta Sutta: An Auspicious Day

The Blessed One said:

You shouldn’t chase after the past or place expectations on the future. What is past is left behind. The future is as yet unreached. Whatever quality is present you clearly see right there, right there. Not taken in, unshaken, that’s how you develop the heart. Ardently doing what should be done today, for — who knows? — tomorrow death. There is no bargaining with Mortality & his mighty horde. Whoever lives thus ardently, relentlessly both day & night, has truly had an auspicious day: so says the Peaceful Sage.
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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What You Can Change, What you Can’t Change.

Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Dhamma Talk, September 23, 2013

"Because if you lose your good will, you lose.

I am super dry.

I haven't been this dry in sobriety in like a year. Self loathing and shit and getting the sick enjoyment out of it that all addicts can relate to.

Welcome back, super ego!



"Fear is an evil, corroding thread; the fabric of our lives is shot through with it."


Irrigators guide the water.
Fletchers shape the arrow shaft.
Carpenters shape the wood.
Those of good practices control

— Dhammapada 145, trans. Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Everything that happens in our life is neutral; we assign whether it is positive or negative.

Anonymous (Heard in a Meeting)