The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Be a light unto yourself

When Buddha was on his death bed he noticed his young disciple Anan was weeping. ‘Why are you weeping, Anan?’ he asked.

‘Because the light of the world is about to be extinguished and we will be in darkness.’

The Buddha summoned up all his remaining energy and spoke what were to be his final words on earth: ‘Anan, Anan, be a light unto yourself.’

~The Pali Canon~

Tao & Zen

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  1. Reblogged this on Advayavada Buddhism.

    July 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm

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