Daily Reading ~ June 10

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

The wanderer Sãmandakãni asked Venerable Sãriputta: “Pray, your revernce, what is good and what is bad?”

“Your reverence, rebirth is bad and the ceasing of rebirth is good. Where there is rebirth this bad may be seen: cold and heat, hunger and thrist, defecation and urination, contact with fire, rod and spear, even one’s own relatives and friends abuse one when they congregate together.

But when there is the ceasing of rebirth this good may be seen: no cold or heat, no hunger and thrist, no defecation and urination, no contact with fire, rod and spear and no abuse from one’s relatives and friends when they congregate together.”