|Resting mind: Zen circle on watercolor (Kathy Morton Stanion/etsy.com)|
|Burmese monastic (Perakman/flickr)|
Thus have I heard. The Buddha was staying at Savatthi in the Eastern Monastery in Migara's Mother's Terraced Abode. Emerging from seclusion, Ananda went to see the Blessed One...and said:
"Once when the Blessed One was staying among the Shakyans in a Shakyan town known as Nagaraka, there -- face-to-face with the Blessed One -- I heard this and learned this: 'I now remain fully dwelling in emptiness.' Did I hear and learn that correctly, attend to it and remember it correctly?"
[THE BUDDHA:] "Yes, Ananda, you heard and learned that correctly, attended to and remembered it correctly. Now, as before, I remain fully dwelling in emptiness.
|The Buddha in Shakya ("grey earth") territory|
"One knows, 'Whatever disturbances would exist based on the perception of village are not present. Whatever disturbances would exist based on the perception of human being are not present.... More