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Refuge

By | 7/18/2022
10 days at sea, 
adrift I float,
Secure and serene in my 
Dhamma boat.

Though the waves tower high,
Though the wind does whip,
Nothing can disturb me 
In my unsinkable ship.

Consumed by the wonder 
Mind an ink black sky, 
Calmer than the doldrums,
No me, no mine, no I.

Equanimity to calamity 
I smile and I stand fast,
Knowing all is changing. 
Let me see how long it lasts.

Loving kindness, joy,
So happy just to witness it. 
Compassion dwarfs the sea, 
Grateful for the gift of it.

Dhamma brothers and sisters,
A humble bow to all,
Sitting with one mind
In the Dhamma hall.

One True Refuge, 
Three Precious Gems, 
Four Noble Truths, 
Begin again.

JUST THIS, JUST THIS!
Watch it arise,
Then pass like clouds 
On pristine skies.

2 Comments

Patricia
Date: 7/24/2022

Lovely. Thank you for sharing this!

Deb
Date: 8/14/2022

Oh yes it describes it perfectly! Gave me chills!

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