April 29, 2016

Gautama Buddha on Paying Homage


He who pays homage to those who are worthy of homage,
be they the Enlightened Ones or Their Disciples —


those who have overcome the host of evil
and crossed beyond the stream of sorrow —


he who pays homage to the Fearless and Peaceful Ones,
his merit cannot be measured by any.


— Gautama Buddha, Dhammapada, v. 195-196
Translation from Cunningham Press

[346-Dhp195-196C]