Saturday, January 27, 2007

A Poem to Buddha

You overcome the temptations of the world
You are inspired by the simplicity of life without passion
Your exertion is the only way to conquer the seduction of the world
The victorious one, compassionate,
Propagates profound dharma to all beings.

Brings passion and aggression
The world of samsara
Is endless suffering.

Realizing deception
I seek the path of non-ego
I find the delighted Buddha.

You understand my hopes and fears
You are both pleasure and pain
You are my friend eternally,
I would like to ask you to be my teacher.

Chogyam Trungpa,Unpublished poem, written at the Vajradhatu Seminary, Pennsylvania, 1982.

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