Friday, October 23, 2009

The Arising Of The Light

When the sun or the moon appear in the heavens there is a shining forth of great light, a glow of brightness. Then there is no more gloom or darkness, obscurity or blackness, and day and night, weeks, months and seasons become apparent. Likewise, when the Tathagata appears in the world there is a shining forth of great light, a glow of brightness. Then there is no more gloom or darkness, obscurity or blackness. Then there is a proclaiming of the Four Noble Truths, a teaching and declaring of them, a making them known, an establishing of them and a making them clear. S.V,442.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

One who keeps his eyes closed will always experience darkness and not see the arising of light.

may said...

Indeed, the Buddha has lit the way so that even when the Buddha is no longer physically around, we will be guided by the way.