Daily Reading ~ July 27

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

What is wrongful envy? Concerning this, a householder or his son is wealthy in grain, silver or gold.

Then a servant or underling thinks: “If only that wealth didn’t belong to them.”

Or suppose a recluse or Brãhmin gets a good supply or robes, food, lodging, or medicine for sickness, and another recluse or Brãhmin thinks: “If only he didn’t get a good supply of those things.”

This is called wrongful envy and it is not abandoned by acts of body or speech, but by seeing it with wisdom.