Friday, September 14, 2007

Daily Dharma: Enlightening Beings

Today's Daily Dharma from Tricycle:

Enlightening beings

Enlightening beings are like lotus flowers,
With roots of kindness, stems of peace,
Petals of wisdom,
Fragrance of conduct.

Enlightening beings turn the wheel of teaching
Just like what the buddhas turn;
Conduct is its hub, concentration the spokes;
Knowledge is their adornment, wisdom is their sword.

~ The Flower Ornament Scripture, trans. by Thomas Cleary; From Everyday Mind, a Tricycle book edited by Jean Smith.

No comments: