Thursday, February 07, 2008

Daily Dharma: From Seeds to Flowers

Today's Daily Dharma from Tricycle:

From Seeds to Flowers

[T]he Buddha compares his teaching to the rainfall that descends without discrimination on the earth. That this rain causes some seeds to grow into flowers and some into great trees implies no differentiation in the rain but rather is due to the capacities of the seeds that it nurtures. Thus, the teaching of the Buddha is of a single flavor but benefits beings in a variety of ways according to their capacity.

- Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Buddhism in Practice; from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith, a Tricycle book.

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