Thoughts and Inspiration

General Content

Ganka Mogallanna Sutta

This inspiration points the same way as the Sutta One Fortunate Attachment and encourages us to be open to our experiences, the signs and features being our own likes and dislikes and particular emphases and biases. It is part of a comprehensive training path revealed in the Sutta.

‘Come you monk, be guarded as to the doors of the sense-organs; having seen a material shape with the eye, do not grasp at its signs and features; for if one dwells with the organ of sight uncontrolled, covetousness and dejection, evil, unskillful states of mind, may flow in.

From the 7th Dalai Lama

An adaptation from the writings of the seventh Dalai Lama, who passed on in 1757.

This short passage focuses on the essential ingredient in any relationship that is generosity. I’ve got a friend who once said to me ‘for a relationship to work, you need to give more than your fair share’.


Only the illimitable Permanent
Is here. A Peace stupendous, featureless, still.
Replaces all - what once was I, in It
A silent unnamed emptiness content
Either to fade in the Unknowable
Or thrill with the luminous seas of the Infinite.

— Sri Aurobindo