Sunday, May 18, 2008


Rejoice! Rejoice at the good tidings! The Buddha our Lord has found the root of all evil; he has shown us the way to salvation. The Buddha dispels the illusions of our mind and redeems us from the terror of death. The Buddha our Lord brings us comfort to the weary and sorrow-laden; he restores peace to those broken down under the burden of life. He gives courage to the weak when they would fain give up self-reliance and hope. You who suffer from the tribulations of life, you who have to struggle and endure, you who yearn for a life of truth, rejoice at the glad tidings. There is a balm for the wounded, and there is food for the hungry. There is water for the thirsty, and there is hope for the despairing. There is light for those in darkness, and there are inexhaustible blessings for the upright. Heal your wounds you wounded, and eat your fill you hungry. Rest you weary and you who are thirsty quench your thirst. Look up to the light you who sit in darkness and be of good cheer you who are forlorn. Trust in truth you who love the truth for the Kingdom of Righteousness is founded on earth. The darkness I of ignorance is dispelled by the light of truth. We can now see our way and take firm and certain steps. The Buddha, our Lord, has revealed the truth. The truth cures our diseases and strengthens us in life and death. The truth alone can conquer the evils of ignorance. Therefore, rejoice at the glad tidings!
From Paul Carus’ The Gospel of the Buddha.


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footiam said...

It is nice to see when people rejoice, there are just beautiful words. In all religious literature, when people rejoice, sometimes they forget to add substance to things said. There must be actions to substantiate nice words!