Daily Reading ~ December 26

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

Since I went forth
From home into homelessness
I have not been aware of having
Any ignoble or hateful thoughts, such as:

“May they be killed, may they be slaughtered
May they come to harm.”
Such thoughts have not crossed my mind
For a long time.

On the contrary, I am aware of thoughts of love.
Infinite, well-developed,
Practised in due order
As taught by the Buddha.

I am a friend to all, a helper to all,
Sympathetic to all beings.
I develop a mind full of love
And delight always in harmlessness

I gladden my mind
Which is immovable and unshakable.
I develop the divine states
Not cultivated by evil men.