Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 20 - 5 - 2019

Embodiments of Love! You may have heard the famous Buddhist chant, “Buddham saranam gacchami, Dharmam saranam gacchami, Sangham saranam gacchami”, what does it mean? These three maxims imply that firstly, one must sharpen the intellect and the capacity for spiritual discrimination. Next, such intelligence must be used to serve the society. Thirdly, service must be based on dharma or righteousness. If these three steps are followed, you will lead a blissful life. Never harm any living creature in any way whatsoever. Help ever, hurt never – this is the essence of Buddha’s teaching. The more you love your fellow beings, the greater would be the bliss that one enjoys. The more you love others, the happier you would be. Therefore, if you wish to be constantly happy, you must always love all. Love is the royal path to God. The best way to God is to love all and serve all. This is the important lesson that Buddha taught humanity. (Divine Discourse, May 21, 2000)
- Baba