Daily Reading ~ June 26

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

Whereas some recluses and Brãmins, while living on food provided by the faithful, make their living by such low arts, such wrong means of livelihood as palmistry, fortune-telling from signs, portents, dreams, marks on the body, the gnawing of mice, using a spoon to make offerings to the fire god of rice husks, rice powder, rice grains, ghee or oil, by making offerings from the mouth or of blood, by reading the fingertips, by house lore, garden lore, skill in magic charms, casting out ghost, earth—house lore, snake lore, poison lore, rat lore, crow lore, foretelling the length of someone’s life, by making charms against arrows or by interpretting the cries of animals, the recluse Gotama abstains from such low arts, such wrong means of livelihood.