The Dhamma, the truth taught by the Buddha, is uncovered gradually through sustained practice. The Buddha made clear many times that Awakening does not occur like a bolt out of the blue to the untrained and unprepared mind. Rather, it culminates a long journey of many stages. Who can ever deny the value of regular practice. Much metta to all of you!!!

The Buddha gives simile of the Great Ocean….
Mahāsamuddo bhikkhave, anupubbaninno, anupubbapoṇo, anupubbapabbhāro, nāyatakeneva papāto. Yaṃ bhikkhave mahāsamuddo anupubbaninno, anupubbapoṇo, anupubbapabbhāro, nāyatakeneva papāto. Ayaṃ bhikkhave, mahāsamudde paṭhamo acchariyo abbhuto dhammo

The ocean has a gradual shelf, a gradual slope, a gradual inclination, with a sudden drop-off only after a long stretch…….So is Dhamma.

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