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Poetry

 I Now Have A New Life

When the stars light up the sky

in the night where the cool wind blows.

They brighten up the world

from one side to another.

It’s like the star at the center of my being.

Its light removes darkness from my heart.

My ignorance of the truth of life is gone.

I now have a new life,

a life of brightness and incomparable happiness.

Why Hold On To Your Anger?

Forget your anger. You have to see each other every day.

You have to work together until the day of victory.

There is nothing wrong. There’s only misunderstanding.

You may miss something because you don’t have an x-ray vision.

What you see, and what he is may be totally different.

It causes you to misunderstand him. Believe me, please.

Don’t jude him. We were all related in our past lives.

Why hold on to your anger? Let’s make up.

Let’s not pay attention, because she’s just that way.

Why hold on to your anger? Let it burn in your heart.

It’s time to forgive, to smile again when our hearts are bright, together we go.

For You, He Waits.

Meditation, it’s not just a way to relax,

But it is more, so much more than relaxation. It is far beyond anyone understanding,   

Because it’s a miracle; more than we can ever know.

Do you know…. there is someone who is waiting for you,

He is with you always, always with you, He is the One who knows with supreme kindness,

the most beautiful One in the universe. He has the knowledge

that you‘ve been searching for, the knowledge to open up your mind

to happiness within. The secret of your life that has been hidden for so long.

It will be clear when you become one with Him. There is no one who can do it for you.

Only you can do it for yourself. You‘ll awaken everyday feeling joyful.

You are the one that he is waiting for. 

He is the One who knows,

with supreme kindness, the most beautiful One in the universe.

He has the knowledge that you‘ve been searching for,

The knowledge to open up your mind to happiness within,

The secret of your life that has been hidden for so long,

It will be clear, when you become one with Him.

There is no one can do it for you, Only you can do it for yourself,

You‘ll awaken, everyday feeling joyful,

You are the one that he is waiting for.

You are the one that he is waiting for.

 

Still

Gently close your eyes. Put a smile on your face,

Make your mind bright, and still at the center,

Sabai… sabai… sabai… sabai.

Nothing is new, even though it seems new,

Watch…watch….watch…watch,

Keep looking…that’s all. Just focus on what you see

Keep looking and sabai… relax

Let it all be,

As your mind wants it to be just focus on what you see

Keep looking and sabai…relax

Keep looking…that’s all. Just focus on what you see

Keep looking and sabai… relax

Let it all be,

As your mind wants it to be

Aim Redirection

Why does your original aim

turn into something else?

From the noble aim of quashing evil

to something nonsensical.

Our time on earth is brief.

Have you ever thought, dear people?

Or are you so used to suffering?

Haven’t you ever thought?

It’s now time to think.

With a determined, courageous heart we must know who brought us here

We must giver our life to find the truth.

You’ll know when all is still at the center of your being

With your mind at ease, still and clear,

Soon you’ll see with the Dhammakaya

who’ll cause the redirection in your aim.

Shining Diamonds

Why change from diamonds to pebbles?

Let’s have a change of heart.

Make it stouter than it was.

Don’t lose out to evil

If you’re exhausted, find the time to rest until you feel refreshed.

What aggravation you might have had,

Overcome it and let it go.

Chase away discouragement.

Renew your willpower.

Plant the flag of victory.

Be the precious morale of the Dhamma Movement

Life lasts but a short while,

Like a star that dies.

Whatever decision you make?

Think again, think it well.

Humanity is sad and waiting,

but it will not lose hope.

So, quickly have a change of heart, and fight until your last breath.

Because I Care About You

What’s your heart made out of?

Why haven’t you returned?

Have you forgotten the way we used to work together?

For such a long time  we persisted through hard times,

endured hardships together from the start. 

When all was just empty paddies,

without a blade of grass or a tree.

Who else cared and was concerned

about you in the way that I did?

How can you be so cold

to let me glimpse only your face

but not the whole of you?

As I’m working toward my aim,

I can’t help but think about the past.

It’s the only thing that strengthens me

each time I think about you beside me.

Please return before it’s too late

or are you waiting until the last day

when the afternoon sun has long said its goodbye?

I will not close my eyes,

even when I’m under the ground.

I want you to know that I left

because I care about you