If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

Gautama Buddha (563 – 483BC)

A Tulip or Two

20 Comments CherryPie on Jun 3rd 2012

20 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Surely, good people can also have pains, right?
    Have you seen a shadow in pain before? Ha…
    Let me ask Buddha.

    • CherryPie says:

      If people strive towards goodness they have less pains. I think that is the point of this quote…

      Let me know the answer you get when you ask Buddha :-)

  2. Sean Jeating says:

    Logic meets idealism. Like London Caller, I am not convinced.

  3. Bob says:

    I think it must mean that if you’re mean then eventually you will hurt inside.
    But if you are nice you will feel nice inside.
    Mind you, my Mummy is nice, and she hurts inside sometimes.

    Maybe it means that if you are a nasty person you will end up all alone and sad.

    Like ‘what goes around comes around’?

    Hmmm… I shall have to sit with one paw behind my ear and have a deep think.

  4. ....peter:) says:

    Gautama Buddha got it right Cherie…. i love your tulips… flowers make me smile:-)….peter:)

  5. Lisl says:

    I like to think so, Cherie. Your tulips go well with your thought for the week

  6. Ginnie says:

    It sure makes sense to me, Cherry. If only we just paid more attention…even to the beautiful tulips!

  7. JD says:

    some confusion on here about what Gautama is saying about pain, or suffering;
    allow this gentleman to explain it for you-

    Tayata Om Bekandze
    Bekandze Maha Bekandze
    Radza Samudgate Soha

  8. Frida says:

    Wonderful tulips Cherie.

  9. james higham says:

    An gnostic and I would have diametrically opposite views though as to what was good and what was bad.

  10. Andrew says:

    Another thought I have to disagree with. Wishful thinking more than accuracy from Big Buddha there.