Daily Reading ~ December 9

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

Hearken to this, you who are watchful –
Those who sleep, let them awake.
Watchfulness is better than sleep.
The watchful are free from fear.

Whoever is watchful, mindful, composed,
Peaceful, serene, and happy.
Studying the Dhamma at the right time, one pointed,
They will overcome the darkness.

Therefore rouse yourself and be wakeful.
The ardent one, discriminating, meditating,
Cuts the bonds of birth and death
And attains the highest wisdom in this very life.