[From the Author of “Poems by Kolki – Absolutely Humane”, “Real Path To 9/11” & “Sayings of Kolki”]


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(Dedicated to Universal Wisdom towards a Better World – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)


Life means sufferings!

The reasons for sufferings are attachments

But the cessation of suffering is attainable

Directing one’s life towards enlightenment

Following Noble Eightfold Path to fulfilment!


Right View for Wisdom

Right Intention towards Freedom

Right Speech for Ethical Conduct

Right Action towards self evolution

Right Livelihood for peaceful mission

Right Effort for Mental Development

Right Mindfulness for universal vision

Right Concentration for Nibbana/Nirvana/salvation!


Adhering to The Precepts abstaining from – (abstainance)


Harming living beings

Taking things not given freely

Sexual misconduct leading to adultery

False speech that pollutes trust and justice

Heedlessness using drugs and intoxicating drinks

Toxicizing human body taking untimely meals 

Watching grotesque mime related erotic dancing-singing with music

Use of garlands, perfumes, and personal adornment

Use of high seats that encourage domination

Accepting gold or silver that induces and empowers self gratification!


Can certainly steer one’s life on Earth

Towards fruitfulness without harming self and others

Lessening social and natural sufferings of this birth

Sharing the fruits of self-enlightenment around

While enjoying the bliss of consciousness with nature!


(Adapted from The Word of the Buddha*, Niyamatolika, The Buddhist Publication Society, 1971, p xii)

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Sayings of Kolki        Truth        GLOBAL ISSUES


Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

Gautam Buddha (563-483 B.C.)


Coincidentally, Semite Yahshua of Nazareth (deceivingly referred to as Jesus in Bible) once preached similar theme around first Century AD!

"Seek not the Law in your scriptures, for the Law is life, whereas the scripture is dead. The Law is the living word of the living God to living prophets for living men. In everything that is life, is the Law written. You find it in the grass, in the trees, in the river, in the mountain, in the birds of heaven, in the fishes of the sea, but seek it chiefly in yourselves. God did not write the Law in books, but in your heart and in your spirit. "

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