Silence

Sitting in quietude does not equal freedom,
Silence does not mean an absence of pain.
Beauty will still steal your heart.
Wild animals will still jump your fences.
Leaves will turn brown, die and fall.
Fire will run rampant through your fields.
Hungry ghosts will eat your food,
Demons will steal your voice.
Devas will mock you.
All in silence.
And you
won’t 
even
hear 
them
coming.

Crickets and cries all define 
the world of Samsara
and punctuate
Nirvana.
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4 thoughts on “Silence

  1. Wow, deep, beautiful, profound. And something very skillful to contemplate as I start this new week. Thanks very much. Steve

  2. I keep thinking of this poem.I was wondering if you would let me translate it to Danish and post it in our next Tendai Denmark magazine? I’ll of cause credit you and link to your blog.Gassho,Senshin.

  3. Sure Senshin! That sounds wonderful. You have my permission to translate and post in Tendai Denmark. Please send a link when it is completed and I can see it.

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