Restoration & PeaceNovember 12, 2009 7:00 am Uncategorized
Bitterness is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
After Dighavu explained his father’s dying words Brahmadatta stood before his council and said, “How remarkable is it for this young man to understand the depth of these short sentences. Listen to him, for he is wise indeed.”
Brahmadatta restored the Kingdom of Kosala to Prince Dighavu, its rightful heir and ruler. In time, Prince Dighavu married Brahmadatta’s daughter and the two kingdoms existed, side by side, in peach and harmony.
With this story, the Buddha helped the monks (and us) achieve awareness of their harmful thoughts. They welcomed his words (may we welcome them too) and learned to live together peaceably.”