Well worded and significant,
True and sweet,
Deep or plain, or both simultaneous,
Condensed or copious,
Hearing such words as those of a Buddha,
Would not even an opponent
Be convinced that such a One is all-knowing?
Generally, the speech of a Buddha is wholly sweet,
But when necessary it can be otherwise.
But either way, every word is well-spoken,
Because it always achieves its purpose.
Soft or hard, or possessing both qualities,
All his words, when distilled, have but one taste.
Ah! How pure, perfect and excellent a Buddha’s actions can be,
That he can employ those jewel-like words in such a way.
From a Buddhas mouth pleasing to the eye,
Drops words pleasing to the ear,
Like nectar from the moon.
The sayings of a Buddha are like a spring shower,
Settling the dust of illusions,
They are like the sun again and again,
Dispelling the darkness of ignorance,
Like a powerful King’s scepter splitting the mountain of pride.
The speech of a Buddha is excellent in three ways:
Based on facts, it is truthful,
Since its motive is pure, it causes no confusion,
And being relevant, it’s crisply understood.
When first heard,
The words of a Buddha excite the mind,
But when their meaning is pondered over,
They wash away all ignorance and mental addictions.
Truly the words of a Buddha are universal by nature,
They delight the wise,
Strengthen those of middling intelligence,
And profoundly illuminate the minds of the dull-witted.
The sayings and wisdoms of a Buddha coax men from false views,
And draw them towards the perfect Enlightenment,
They remove faults,
And rain down great virtues.
The knowledge of a Buddha embraces all things,
His mindfulness is ever present,
And thus what he says comes to pass,
Because a Buddha never speaks at the wrong time,
Or in the wrong place,
Or towards the wrong person,
His words, like energy properly applied, are never wasted.