Daily Reading ~ April 15

Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

When the good Gotama teaches Dhamma to the assembly in a park, he does not exalt them or disparage them; on the contrary, he delights, uplifts, inspires, and gladdens that assembly with talk on Dhamma. The sound that comes from the good Gotama’s mouth has eight qualities:

It is distinct and intelligible, sweet and audible, fluent and clear, deep and resonant. Therefore, when he instructs the assembly, his voice does not go beyond that assembly. After being delighted, uplifted, inspired, and gladdened with talk on Dhamma, they rise from their seats and depart reluctantly, keeping their eyes upon him.