The Buddha On His Lotus Seat

Serene... Peaceful... Beautiful... Calm...
You sit upon the lotus flower
In a world... in a sphere no one can enter
The embodiment of calm... peaceful serenity...
Untouched by chaos and mundane human worries
Battle cries that rise from the far corners of earth
Tears... famine... drought... fire...
Untouched... unscratched... unshaken...
Inviolable... imperturbable... heavenly...

Eyes half closed
Lips wearing the most beautiful smile
So much at PEACE
At peace with yourself
At peace with the world and the heavens
At peace with all beings whatsoever
Such control... such perfect calm

So pure... 
May I gain just one moment of that peaceful calmness
in this world that bleeds from a myriad wounds...
Friend Mahisnini


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