SN.1.26. Pajjotasutta ("Lamps")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“How many lamps are there
that light up the world?
We’ve come to ask the Buddha;
how are we to understand this?”

“There are four lamps in the world,
a fifth is not found.
The sun blazes by day,
the moon glows at night,

while a fire lights up both
by day and by night.
But a Buddha is the best of lights:
this is the supreme radiance.”

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