Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sacred Literature of Buddhism

Verse for January 20, 2012

    20.    These ten things nourish the ten things that are desirable, liked, charming and hard to win the world. What ten? Energy and exertion nourish wealth. Finery and adornment nourish beauty. Doing things at the proper time nourishes health. Friendship with the beautiful nourishes virtue. Restraint of the senses nourishes the holy life. Not quarrelling nourishes friendship. Repetition nourishes great knowledge. Lending an ear and asking questions nourishes wisdom. Study and examination nourishes the teachings. And living rightly nourishes rebirth in the heaven world.

Anguttara Nikaya V.136