Daily Reading ~ May 19

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

One who is virtuous, possessed of virtue, is like an antidote for destroying the poison of the defilements in beings;

  • He is like a healing balm for allaying the sickness of defilements in beings;
  • He is like precious gems for giving beings all they wish;
  • He is like a ship for beings to go beyond the four floods;
  • He is like a caravan leader for taking beings across the desert of births;
  • He is like the wind for extinguishing the three fierce fires in beings;
  • He is like a great rain cloud for filling beings with good thoughts;
  • He is like a teacher for making beings train themselves in what is skilled;
  • He is like a good guide for pointing out to beings the path to security.