November 16th, 2012

Buddha gave one of his last sermons without using a single word. His disciples were gathered in nature and Buddha stood in silence holding a flower, roots and all. He then walked around the group and showed the flower to each student. Most of them had no idea what he was doing. But one, Mahākāśyapa, truly saw the flower and started grinning from ear to ear. Mahākāśyapa became one of the first successors to the Buddha.

Buddha is reported to have later said,

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

If you see ANYTHING, clearly, as it is, it will change your life. See any ordinary moment with extraordinary clarity, and you will see peace. Remove the cloud of assumptions from your mind, and you will see a blue sky miracle.




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