Monday, May 5, 2008

By the Naranjara

Then being a quester for the good, searching for the incomparable, matchless path of peace, while walking on tour through Magadha I arrived at Uruvela, the army township. There I saw a beautiful stretch of ground, a lovely woodland grove, a clear flowing river with a pleasant ford and a village nearby for support. And I thought; ‘Indeed, this is a good place for a young man set on striving.’ So I sat down there, thinking; ‘Indeed, this is a good place for striving’ (M.I,167).

1 comment:

Anandajoti said...

What a contrast between the beautiful description in the quote and the sad present-day reality of a near-desert.