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S Bharat Apr 8
The Secrets

It is mind which brings for what you yearn;
This is the gist of book by Byrne.
“Thoughts are contagious.” I changed mine.
“Let them be positive” said Einstein
Energy, frequency and vibes you ever knew
Are the secrets in Tesla's view.
What Buddha had told made my head reel;
“You can attract what you feel.”
“If you think you lack nothing” said Lao Tzu
“The whole world belongs to you.”

S. Bharat
the monk—
like the falls of Makkura
his chants fill the air
a haiku
wind flowing
through the bamboo
easing meditation
a haiku
MJL Apr 2
Tibetan Brimstone butterflies wave wings madly at their paradise valley
In the beginning, before the beginning, and in the beginning
Their shaken snow globe makes them flutter in wild exuberance
As they reveal a mountain, then no mountain, then Kunlun again
Peace, followed by chaos, and then by peace
Mother Luna's kaleidoscope of enlightenment
Protected by the hooded one
Holds all worlds and shakes the four seasons
Nothingness, creation, abiding, destruction
The wheel of time
Moves the wind as it’s blown by vast circles of water
Aqua marine is washed again by golden earth
And in the center, the great opal mountain song of La
Nature's peace
Beyond white leopard snows, icy winds, and empty husks of death
Butterflies are born again
Shambhala’s mindful beat opens passage for light through darkness
Poets squint and ride on wings toward the hidden sunset kingdom
Watching another world's Avalon alive beneath a blue moon
Insulated chrysalis of love for all seasons
A fisherman, a carpenter, a shepherd, a merchant, a caterpillar
Discover a lush, isolated, peach grove
Nosing thickly scented nectar and purple primrose honey
In the jade valley of the kings, queens, and beggars
They meditate under the Bodhi Tree
Deep brown ****** lines are carved into their soft olive skin
Smooth hands are made rough, and then smooth again
Young, then old, and then young once more
Wisdom setting beside Queen Spirit Mother of the West
Sharing a bowl of her rice milk in harmony
Being in the realm between man and nature as Kalachakra turns
For six years the caterpillar eats of fig
And then the wheel breaks for flight one last time
Radiating light as she sheds her glorious wings
Here, the snow globe explodes flying petals of wild exuberance
Revealing a mountain, then no mountain, then Kunlun again
Transcending all, turning tears into the suns joyful rays
As they rise, then set, and then rise again
Beyond our Lost Horizon

© 2019 MJL
I loved the 1939 movie, Lost Horizon, and it's story of Shangri-La. It drove some interest in reading about Buddhism... Could we be butterflies reborn? How wonderful that would be... Young then old, then young again. All at once nature and man, one with our universe. Those who seek wisdom find salvation... The caterpillar here is a beggar who finds ascension. Cycles represent the wings flapping. There are also references to universal religious themes.
I just sat on the ******* bathroom floor
For 15 minutes
Listening to my breath faintly wheeze
Through the last cilia in my lung

I felt my chest rise and fall

I take notice of the cold-*** tile
And the ache in my back
How my right bicep is throbbing
From a dogbite last night
How my knees ache from years of fighting
And my head pounds like a church bell
From lack of drugs and nicotine

If happiness is the cessation of all desire
Then please Buddha convince me
That my desire to walk the **** out of here
Is more insane than sitting on the ******* floor
Doing nothing.
ChinHooi Ng Mar 22
Moon falls behind hills
solitary shadows
autumn wind
bits of stars
vague and remote
walking amongst
ancient trees
in a courtyard
in the depths
of a temple
the flicker of lamps
the saffron of robes
the sound of wooden fish
the sound of Namo Amitabha is
quiet like a flower, a grass
a wind, a rain
a sand, a stone
a dream, a season.
बुद्धका आभास करोगे भरि दिलसे
बन्दुक, बारुद फेँकोगे अप्नी घरसे

शान्त मनहो ,हो शान्त दुनीया
शान्त कर्मोमे मीलेगा फल बढियाँ
शान्तीके नामोमे लडेथे पिछ्ली दुनीया
दुखः.के  सिवा कहा मीला उनहे चैन
बुद्धका आभास...............बन्दुक बारुद.........

दया  करणा हो सारि जनमे
मर्ने मारनेका न होगी  वातेँ
जुल्म रोको अब शान्त मनसे
उठोगे उपर दुसरोके दिलमे
बुद्धका आभास...............बन्दुक बारुद.........

लहु लालका मोल लो जानो
बगाकर  लाल ,  मिला फल क्या, सोचो
आँएथेँ  तुमभी, यहाँ हाथ  खाली
मिलेगा तुमेभी, जगा, पाँच फुट, खाली
बुद्धका आभास...............बन्दुक बारुद.........

लालसा, जब छोडोगे, तुम मनसे
शान्त होगा मन, होगा शान्त घर भी
बुद्धको, दिवार नही, मनमे, बसालो
अह्ङकार मीटाके, शान्त, साँसे बढालो
बुद्धका आभास ........... बन्दुक बारुद
Genre: Inspirational Gazal
Theme: Let peace be with you
Mark Wanless Feb 14
the buddha
is the Buddha
and here we are
we are here
Bettlejuice Jan 23
Don’t pray for a fairytale
Be your own hero
Be your own role model
Be your own
I’d like to say I was into Buddhism more than I am but I am not.
michael Jan 17
cometh now,
deep from within,
i seek thy crown.

dreading chagrin,
deep down,
i begin.

delightful sound,
may i ascend
or am i bound?
not to be confused with the band, they're cool too though.
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