Thus spake the Buddha


Thus Spake Gautama Buddha 2,500 Years Ago

 

“I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes.
I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles.
I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags.
I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit,
and the greatest lake in India as a drop of oil on my foot.
I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians.
I discern the highest conception of emancipation as
a golden brocade in a dream,
and view the holy path of the illuminated ones as
flowers appearing in one’s eyes.
I see meditation as a pillar of a mountain,
Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime.
I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as
the serpentine dance of a dragon,
and the rise and fall of beliefs as but
traces left by the four seasons.”