A Winter Blessing


 The Ratana Sutta chant, Verses on the Treasures of the Dhamma:

Visakha, the Buddha’s devotee, reflects on her generosity to the Sangha:

“When I remember it, I shall be glad.
When I am glad, I shall be happy.
When my mind is happy,
my body will be tranquil.
When my body is tranquil,
I shall feel pleasure.
When I feel pleasure,
my mind will become concentrated.
That will bring the development
of the spiritual faculties . . .
the spiritual powers,
and the enlightenment factors
in me.”

                                                                                                Vin. 1:290-94