365 Days for Travelers: Mar 19

Wisdom from Chinese Literary and Buddhist Classics


Speak not words of fame or gain.
Take not actions that are superficial.


Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, when in deep
contemplation of the Prajna Paramita, realized
that the Five Skandhas are empty, and thus he
was able to overcome all ills and suffering.

NOTE: When Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva was
practicing the profound wisdom of perfection,
the attainment enabled him to realize that the
Five Skandhas─form, sensation, perception,
volition, and consciousness compose a false
notion of the “self.” By gaining insight to the
fact that all phenomena in the world are empty
in nature─that nothing in this world is
unchanging, independent, or substantial, he
was able to transcend all suffering and adversity.