June 03, 2016

Gautama Buddha on Seeing The World As It Is

This world is blind!
There are so few who see things as they truly are.

Come, take a good look at this world,
Pretty like a king's chariot.

Though fools become immersed in it,
For the wise there's no attachment.

See how much it's like a bubble!
See how much it's like a mirage!

The king of death does not see one
Who regards the world in this way.

Rouse yourself! And don't be lazy.
Follow the good ways of dhamma.

— Gautama Buddha,
Dhammapada, v. 168-174
Translation by Andrew Olendzki