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Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Jewel Inside the Lotus

Buddhism is, first and foremost, an intangible effect that comes about within the sphere of internal experience 
                                                       --   Masahiro Shimoda, Toward Nirvana and From Nirvana

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Of the Mani pearl
To have seen it so clearly
And touched it so nearly
An ovoid rolling and released
Towards the lower mudra bound
Yet never touching down
It remains undefiled
Luminous and pure
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There is a Jewel
Inside the Lotus
Within every one among us
Om Mani Padme Hum –
I understand the sacred words this way
For every he she or it through
All the phyla and orders
Along every branch
Of Being’s Great Tree
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