On the greater goodness of Enlightenment

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Superior goodness of Enlightenment is like water:

Water benefits millions things – trees, birds, fish, grass etc.,

Yet it does not contend with them.

Water does not refuse to moisten,

And to benefit the myriad of different life forms,

Nor does it bicker or bargain,

It flows to places which repel mankind

And thus it approximates the Way.

That is, water does not linger in the high mountains,

But, rather, flows to the lowest places.

In the same manner,

The Supremely Enlightened Ones,

Leave their blissful abodes and dash to the ‘market-places’,

In order to be of benefit to other beings that tread,

Upon the path to the Highest Realization.

 

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