Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Morning Blues; Buddha's got the Blues

"Buddha's go the blues, way down in his shoes
'Cause nobody travels anymore.

You must wash your toes, where the Ganges flows..."

"I tell you, friend, that it is not possible by traveling to know or see or reach a far end of the cosmos where one does not take birth, age, die, pass away, or reappear. But at the same time, I tell you that there is no making an end of suffering & stress without reaching the end of the cosmos. Yet it is just within this fathom-long body, with its perception & intellect, that I declare that there is the cosmos, the origination of the cosmos, the cessation of the cosmos, and the path of practice leading to the cessation of the cosmos."

-Rohitassa Sutta


  1. Wow, that's a really great passage - hadn't seen anything like that before.

  2. I was actually searching to see if there was anything similar to Maitreya in the Pali Suttas but came up with this.

    I had to keep reading it over before I finally got it. It almost gave me chills once it sunk in.

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