Blessings of Pindapata
(the Pali word pindapata, the common term for the Buddhist monk's alms-food gathering, means literally "the food-morsel's fall (into the alms-bowl).
Householders and the homeless alike,
Each for support of the other,
Both accomplish the true Dhamma –
The unsurpassed security from bondage.
For those people who bestows alms,
For living beings in quest of merit,
Performing merit of the mundane types,
A gift to the Sangha bears great fruits.
Just as a bee gathers honey from a flower
Without injuring its color or fragrance,
Even so let the sage move in the world (To collect alms).
If a bhikkhu does not despise
What he has received,
Even though it be little,
Him who is pure in livelihood
And unremitting in effort,
Even the gods praise.
When a man after a long absence,
Returns home safe from afar,
His relatives, friends and well-wishers,
Welcome him on his arrival.
Likewise his own good deeds
Will welcome the doer of the good,
Who had gone from this world to the next,
As kinsmen welcome a dear one's arrival. - Buddha
This is a mindfulness practice we did during our meditation in the park taken place at the Jack Darling Memorial Park in Mississauga, Ontario, 🇨🇦 Canada.
Janaka Mohandiramge Bhikkhu Sunandapriya S Lokajit Bhikkhu Aloy PereraNimal Egoda Gedara Amber Nancarrow