Where Science and Enlightenment Collide

Twin Verses 20

Though few of the sacred texts he chant
in Dhamma does his practice run,
clear of delusion, lust and hate,
wisdom perfected, with heart well-freed.

Another Translation:

The Follower of the law, even if he can recite only a small portion (of the law), but, having forsaken passion and hatred and foolishness, possess true knowledge and serenity of mind, he, caring for nothing in this world or that to come, has indeed a share in the priesthood.

Explanation: A true seeker of truth through he may speak only little of the Buddha’s word. He may not be able to recite extensively from religious texts. But, if he belongs to the teaching of the Buddha assiduously, lives in accordance with the teaching of the Buddha, if he has got rid of passion, ill-will and delusion, he has well penetrated experience and is free from clinging to worldly things, he is a partaker of the life of a renunciate.

It is my belief that the Buddha saw goodness in intentions, and I think we can also apply this to Buddhist says attributed to other Buddhas, so long as the intention is good, what does it matter which Buddha said it.

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