Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dharma Seeds #2

The brahman Dona saw the Buddha sitting under a tree and was impressed by his peaceful air of alertness and his good looks. He asked the Buddha:

"Are you a god?"

"No, brahman, I am not a god."

"Then an angel?"

"No, indeed, brahman."

"A spirit, then?"

"No, I am not a spirit."

"Then what are you?"

"I am awake."

(Anguttara Nikaya)

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