In Praise of Virtue

Cultivating virtue, generosity, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolve, universal love, equanimity, compassion.
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~ Voltaire

You need to have the wisdom to pick up virtues from everyone. Someone may have a very good virtue of tolerance, so let us learn from them. If you have enthusiasm, then you’ll be able to pick up virtues from others. ~ Prakashmani Dadi ( Prajapita
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Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost.~ Buddha AN 10.1

If you do right, irrespective of what the other does, it will slow down the mind. ~ Rajini Menon
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Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

Blaise Pascal (d. 1662)
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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It* is not of this world or plane, and may be compared only to an indestructible star of divine light and fire, thrown down on to our Earth as a plank of salvation for the personalities in which it indwells. It is for the latter to cling to it; and thus partaking of its divine nature, obtain immortality.
* [Monad or God or the One]

Secret Doctrine I:174fn-75fn
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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A disciple of Buddha dwells pervading all directions, with his heart filled with loving kindness, compassion, joy for others' goodness and equanimity. He dwells pervading the entire world everywhere and equally with his heart filled with loving kindness, compassion, joy for others' goodness and equanimity; abundant, grown vast, measureless, free from enmity, and free from distress.
Digha Nikāya 13
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances.
RW Emerson, The American Scholar.
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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Ability in a man is knowledge which emanates from divine light.
Zoroaster.
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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