1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Poems by Lord Budha: The Saint May 10, 2009

 

(image by me)

There is no suffering for the one
who has completed the journey,
who is freed from sorrow,
who has freed oneself on all sides,
who has thrown off all chains.
 
The thoughtful exert themselves;
they do not delight in a home;
like swans who have left their lake,
they leave their house and home.

Those who have no accumulations, who eat properly,
who have perceived release and unconditioned freedom,
their path is difficult to understand,
like that of birds in the sky.
Those whose passions are stilled,
who are indifferent to pleasure,
who have perceived release and unconditioned freedom,
their path is difficult to understand,
like that of birds in the sky.

One’s thought is calm;
calm is one’s word and one’s action
when one has obtained freedom by true knowledge
and become peaceful.

The one who is free from gullibility,
who knows the uncreated, who has severed all ties,
removed all temptations, renounced all desires,
is the greatest of people.
 
In a village or in a forest, in a valley or on the hills,
wherever saints live, that is a place of joy.
Forests are delightful; where others find no joy,
there the desireless will find joy,
for they do not seek the pleasures of the senses.

 

8 Responses to “Poems by Lord Budha: The Saint”

  1. Axinia, these are lovely verses from the Dhammapada!

  2. peace for the world,
    peace through words.
    yet the strength of an illusion depends on the perceiver
    And when time comes we break it and adhere .
    Let it be chains or bars ,
    Nothing can stop the light from penetrating the walls ,
    The eye can see through the darkness ,
    That which shall glow will show
    And where is there is fire there is smoke .

    Wings of the mind are thoughts
    And in there many wars were fought .
    We can now stretch them and fly ,
    From the moonless night , rise .
    Our actions are right ,
    Our hands never lose their sight .

    Freedom of the sky ,
    Shadows of a full moon night ,
    The balance is so straight ,
    Everything is an illusion ,
    Yet we do need to live in it ,
    So that we can break it .

    The light shines the brightest

    • axinia Says:

      beautiful poem, vishesh!
      and these lines “Nothing can stop the light from penetrating the walls ,
      The eye can see through the darkness ,” are so simple and yet powerful…thank you!

  3. Suma Says:

    Very beautiful verses Axinia. Loved them.

  4. beautiful and Just so beautiful!

    I did’t know why but from morning today I thought of visiting your site ( sorry for long absense) and Now I know why!

    You have just shared a diamond! and I am glad I am here reading finest of Buddha!

    thank you so much!

  5. kanagu Says:

    Beautiful one Axinia 🙂 thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  6. That was a good poem. The message offered by the poem is true.

    Destination Infinity

  7. I find that all touching poems have mention of nature. This was a really nice poem that reminded me of sufism in Morocco


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