Sunday, May 21

Buddhist Thought of the Day

Ananda said:

Friendship with what is lovely, association with what is lovely, intimacy with what is lovely--that is half of the holy life.

The Buddha responded:

Don't say that, Ananda. It's the whole not the half of the holy life. One so blessed with what is lovely will develop a right way of being, a thinking that no longer grasps at what is untrue, an aim that is concerned and ready, a contemplation that is unattached and free. Association with what is lovely is the whole of the holy life.

Samyutta Nikaya

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