Monday, August 26, 2013

Daily Words of the Buddha for August 26, 2013

Yathā naro āpagamotaritvā,
mahodakaṃ salilaṃ sīghasotaṃ,
so vuyhamāno anusotagāmī --
kiṃ so pare sakkhati tārayetuṃ?

If one going down into a river,
swollen and swiftly flowing,
is carried away by the current --
how can one help others across?

Sutta Nipāta 2.321

The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, 

translated by John D. Ireland

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