Leaves & Truths

Related imageOnce the Blessed One was staying at Kosambi in the rosewood forest. Then, picking up a few rosewood leaves with his hand, he asked the monks:

—Which are more numerous, the few leaves in my hand or those overhead in the forest?

—The leaves in the hand of the Blessed One are few in number, Lord. Those overhead in the forest are more numerous.

—In the same way, those things that I have known with direct knowledge but have not taught are far more numerous than what I have taught. And why haven’t I taught them? Because they are not connected with the goal, do not relate to the essentials of the path, and do not lead to disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to tranquility, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to liberation. That is why I have not taught them.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Rosewood Sutra

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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1 Response to Leaves & Truths

  1. Sean Vidal says:

    Thank you for sharing this kind teaching from the Blessed One, Tashi-la.

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