The Buddha's Words Everyday


It is wonderful, truly marvelous, how serene the good Gotama’s presence is, how clear and radiant his complexion. Just as a yellow jujube fruit in autumn is clear and radiant, just as a palm tree fruit separated from the stalk is clear and radiant, so too is the good Gotama’s complexion. Just as a trinket of red gold, wrought in a crucible by a clever goldsmith, deftly beaten and laid on a yellow cloth shines and glitters - so too the good Gotama’s senses are calmed and his complexion is clear and radiant.