Health and Contentment

The Buddha said, “Health is the highest gain, contentment the greatest wealth” (Dhammapada 204).

We usually don’t think about our health until we have health problems. We take our health for granted.

Do you take care of yourself? Do you eat healthily? It is a struggle in this fast-food world.

We also don’t realize how important contentment is until we sell it for wealth.

A pay raise does not compensate for increased stress. Guard your peace of mind.

Sometimes it is better to simplify and live within your means.

Health and contentment are important in living in the modern world.


The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom. Translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita.  Onalaska, WA: BPS Pariyatti Edition, 2019.

Why Am I Blogging

The Buddha said, “The gift of the Dhamma excels all gifts” (Dhammapada 354).

I became a Buddhist in 2011. Ever since then I have been discovering just how the awesome the Dharma is.

On the path, I have had to unlearn a lot of Western ideas and ways of thinking. I struggled with the six realms, karma, and rebirth.

In the process, I have mediated and have seen my life change. I am more loving, caring, and peaceful inside. Buddhism has changed me for the better.

I decided to blog in order to share the treasure of the Dharma with others.

I already do a weekly podcast called 5 Minute Dharma. But I thought it would be great for people to get a daily dose of Dharma.

So welcome to my Buddhist blog. I hope that Buddha’s wisdom enlightens your path.

NOTE: Dharma is the Sanskrit for the Pali, Dhamma.


The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom. Translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita.  Onalaska, WA: BPS Pariyatti Edition, 2019.