Daily Reading ~ June 20

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

When the Ageless exists,

What do you want with sensual pleasures,

Which are bound up with old age and death?

All births everywhere

Are inseparable from sickness and death.


This is ageless, immortal;

It is the ageless immortal state,

Without grieving or enmity,

Without obstruction, without stumbling,

Without fear and without burning.


This immortal state

Has been attained by many,

And can be attained even today

By anyone who applies himself,

But not by those who do not strive.