Daily Reading ~ July 7

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

Now at that time, between Sãvatthĩ and the Jeta Grove a number of boys were tormenting fish. Then the Lord saw those boys and he went up to them and said: “My boys, are you afraid of pain? Do you like pain?”

“Yes, sir, we do.” Then the Lord uttered this verse:

If you are afraid of and dislike pain,

Do no evil in open or in secret.

If you are doing and plan to do evil,

There’s no escape from pain

By running away or fleering.