Gone, Gone, Gone to the Other Shore

Cloudy day at river shore

Hello,

As a celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment on Bodhi Day, I wanted to share this little-known, but interesting quote from the Dhammpada:

179. By what track can you trace that trackless Buddha of limitless range, whose victory nothing can undo, whom none of the vanquished defilements can ever pursue?

Compare with the third chapter of the Lotus Sutra:

The Thus Come One [the Buddha] has already left
the burning house of the threefold world
and dwells in tranquil quietude
in the safety of forest and plain.

Happy Bodhi Day!

P.S. Title of this post comes from one possible translation of the mantra used in the Heart Sutra.

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Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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