herd dynamics

When Gotama Buddha Walked the Lands

Where Gotama Buddha walked, he brought a slowdown to commerce among the lands, and as a sponge draws water from wet surfaces, so too did Gotama Buddha draw up, drawing near, and drawing near, leaning in to hear, and leaning in to hear, hearing, and in hearing, considered, and considered, rightly applied it right then, and there. These were the shravakas, and there was no writing, there was no video, there were no papers, the power of the dhamma, was not in action, yet inaction, and it slowed the wheels of commerce…