The Buddha decides to teach

Story of the Buddha - no. 38

38. After a long rest, the Buddha began to plan what to do in the future. He thought: “Although the Dharma (teaching) is deep and will be difficult for most people to understand, there are some who only have a little craving. Such people may be able to accept the Dharma. They are like the lotuses that extend their stalks from the bottom of the pond up in the air, to receive sunshine. So I should not keep this radiant truth a secret. I should make it known everywhere, so that all people can benefit from it.”