RSS

23 August 2012: What the Buddha said about gratitude

23 Aug
New Orleans: Thank you message in the grotto o...

New Orleans: Thank you message in the grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; added by those for whom prayer or miracles were granted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Appropriate_Appreciation.htm

Appropriate Appreciation is Gratitude!

One should be grateful towards one’s Parents! Why so?
They have worked hard and very long raising one into being!

One should be grateful towards one’s Teachers! Why so?
They do much to make one learn and understand the good…

One should be grateful towards one’s Friends! Why so?
They have shown one an open kindness and much goodwill!

One should be grateful towards one’s Spouse! Why so?
They have loyally accompanied one along a long way…

What is the future kammic effect of gratitude or ungratefulness?
The one who is grateful  will receive gifts and favours ever again!
The one who is ungrateful will never  again receive gifts or favours !
Thankfulness wisely invested thus pays back quite a lot!

Therefore: Always Say Thanx!

Advertisements
 
3 Comments

Posted by on 23/08/2012 in Gratitude

 

Tags: , , , ,

3 responses to “23 August 2012: What the Buddha said about gratitude

  1. keiththegreen

    23/08/2012 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you for the link to my blog. Thich Nhat Hanh is someone who I respect and show gratitude to, as he not only studies the Dharma, he finds ways to live it everyday, for his own benefit, and for the benefit of all beings.

     
    • sunnysmile

      24/08/2012 at 2:15 pm

      Absolutely. I respect Thich Nhat Hanh a lot as well. I feel that all Buddhists, whether teachers or practitioners, are very much encouraged to live Dhamma in their lives. Thank you for reading!

       

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: