Today’s reading…

  • Thig 16.1 From… Sumedhātherīgāthā: Sumedhā

    “…In the time of the Buddha Koṇāgamana,
    we three friends gave the gift
    of a newly-built dwelling
    in the Saṅgha’s monastery.

    Ten times, a hundred times,
    a thousand times, ten thousand times,
    we were reborn among the gods,
    let alone among humans.

    We were mighty among the gods,
    let alone among humans!
    I was queen to a king with the seven treasures—
    I was the treasure of a wife.

    That was the cause, that the origin, that the root,
    that was the acceptance of the dispensation;
    that first meeting culminated in extinguishment
    for one delighting in the teaching.…

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