Thursday, August 23, 2012

Udayin Thera: The Blooming Lotus

As the flower of a lotus,
Arisen in water, blossoms,
Pure-scented and pleasing the mind,
Yet is not drenched by the water,

In the same way, born in the world,
The Buddha abides in the world;
And like the lotus by water,
He does not get drenched by the world.

translated from the Pali by
Andrew Olendzki

Thag 15.2
PTS: Thag 700-701


  1. When is the book coming out? Your pics, the Buddha's words. I'm serious. You ought to do it.