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Broad Smiles

Smiles tap hidden power Refreshing energy courses within Eyes glow through broad grins Bringing forth best to manifest Frequently smiling with cancer No room for depression or negativity Ever-ready for come what may Invincible in unfathomable ways Movements of muscles, parting of lips Potent drug… Read More »Broad Smiles

Staying in the Bamboo Forest.

A cool silver moonhangs in a velvet black sky. She shows the wayto myriad creatures of the night. Storm clouds gather;her face is shrouded;the light is no more. I sitand watchthe parting of the clouds. Thích Trúc Thông Pháp

Trees

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Born beneath a pipal tree,the baby brought great promiseinto the world. Resting under the rose-apple tree,the child began to realise that great promise. Exhausted beneath the banyan tree,Sujata makes the decisive gift – rice milk.The journey to the Bodhi tree is possible. Seated beneath the… Read More »Trees

Echo of bodies gone

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Now. Today, there is me. Soft cushions behind.Flickering eyes from morning’s lightdancing across a thick horizon, wrapped around. Above, domestic sounds of rolling, rolling,heavy thump-thump rolling, of my laundry.As it tumbles. Like a puddle in the rain,I sit and fill. But not water, nor rain… Read More »Echo of bodies gone

Love to be just like cat!

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Love to be just like cat! Thinking but nothing to think, just like cat; sleeping but fully presence, just like cat; listening but listening to what!, just like cat; seeing but truly seemingly see, just like cat; action! Nothing more, nothing less; now time to… Read More »Love to be just like cat!

Buddhism

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each moment an opportunity to practice Carmi Cronje

Buddhism

tending mind’s garden a delicate nest empty – gently, hold the bird Carmi Cronje

Life in 2020

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A virus is loose – uncertainty looms, shutdowns Slow down! slow it down. Carmi Cronje

Ode to a Pilgrimage

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Bodhi Gaya today,So differentFrom a scene of yesteryear,Where a lone man,Sitting under a treeIn silence,In stillness,Awakened from the dark. The leaves have fallen,The tree trunk decayed,The shrine destroyed.Through a crack in collapsing wallsAppears a brave new sapling. Long gone is the ancient tree of wisdom,But… Read More »Ode to a Pilgrimage

As we sit in isolation

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As we sit in isolation Let us sit silently in isolation Let us silently refrain from injuring any living being Let us silently nuture all we meet Let us silently refrain from greed and covetousness Let us silently act with a generous heart Let us… Read More »As we sit in isolation