Daily Reading ~ September 27

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

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

The Lord approached the hermitage of the Brãmin Rammaka where a large number of monks happened to be sitting, talking about Dhamma. The Lord stood outside the porch waiting for the talk to finish, and when it had, he coughed, knocked at the bar, and the monks opened the door. He sat down on the appointed seat and asked: “What were you talking about monks? What was the talk that has just stopped?”

“We were talking about you, Lord.”

“It is good for you who are young men from good families, who have gone forth from home into homeless, that when you meet together you speak either about Dhamma or observe noble silence.”