The Buddha's Words Everyday

14Dec

The fool who listens to the Conqueror’s teachings
With a hostile mind
Does not grow in the good Dhamma
Any more than a rotten seed grows in a field.

But one who listens to the Conqueror’s teachings
With a joyful mind,
Having destroyed the defilements,
Having realized the unshakable state,
And attained the highest peace -
That one is cooled and without defilements.

Th.363-364*