Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Ananda, these Sal trees have burst
forth into untimely blossoms...Divine music
and song sound from the sky in homage to the Tathagata.
Never before has the Tathagata be so honoured, revered,
esteemed, worshipped, and adored.
And yet, Ananda, whatever monk, nun, male or female lay-follower dwells practising
the Dharma properly, and perfectly fulfills the Dharma-Way,
he or she honours the Tathagata, reveres and esteems him and
pays him the SUPREME homage.
Therefore, Ananda, "We will dwell practicing the Dharma properly and perfectly fulfil the
Dharma-way" - This must be your watch-word.
From the Larger Teaching on the Buddha's Last Days
From the Long Discourses of the Buddha (DighaNikaya)
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