Daily Reading ~ November 5

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

When one has freed the mind, the gods cannot trace him, even though they think: “This is the consciousness attached to the Tathãgatha”. And why? It is because the Tathãgata is untraceable. Although I say this, there are some recluses and Brãhmins who misrepresent me falsely, contrary to fact, saying: “The recluse Gotama is a nihilist becaue he teaches the cutting off, the destruction, the disappearance of the existing entity”. But this is exactly what I do not say. Both now and in the past, I simple teach suffering and the over coming of suffering.