Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika
The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom
The Tathãgata lives free, detached and released from the body, feelings, perception, mental constructs, conciousness, rebirth, decay, death, and the passions. Just as a blue, red or white lotus, born in water, grown up in water, on reaching the surface rests there untouched by water, even so the Tathãgata, being free, detached, and released from these things, lives with a mind whose barriers are broken down.