Daily Reading ~ December 5

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

Giving up happiness and suffering and with the disappearance of former gladness and sorrow, one enters and abides in the fourth jhãna which is beyond pleasure and pain and is purified by equaminity and mindfullness. One sits and suffuses, drenches, fills and permeates the whole body with the purity and clarity so that there is no spot in the entire body that is untouched by it.

Just as if a man were to sit wrapped from head to foot in a pure white garment so that no part of his body was untouched by it – in the same way, one suffuses, drenches, fills, and permeates the whole body so that there is no spot untouched.