What does this Buddhist phrase from the Sutta Pikta mean? Help pleasee!?
"As a fish taken from their watery home and thrown on dry ground, our thought
trembles all over in order to escape the dominion of Mara, the Tempter"
for my religion project I need to decorate images of Buddhism around this phrase that relate to it, but i don't understand it. What should i draw and what does it mean?
Any help is appreciated thanks!
what should i draw?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I can help you with what it means. Think of the fish being on dry ground, out of the waters it is so comfortable in! Now, takes ones thoughts and instead of living in your thoughts, be aware of your thoughts and observe them, where did they come from and where are they going. This takes great bravery to do because it takes a lot of time and work to train the mind...thus it trembles.
My take from a Buddhist point of view though others may have a different interpretation.Source(s): Tibetan Buddhist
- 1 decade ago
it means in order to finf peace you need help seeking it