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~ A Light in the Darkness, Buddhist style

posted 1/12/2008 11:08:29 PM |
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Once I wandered all alone
In deepest darkness stumbling.
Frightened, lost, and angry,
Grasping for a light.

Discouraged and so tired
I quietly let go.
Twas then a small faint glow
Appeared in the distance.

Brightening, it grew nearer,
And in the center sat
A smiling Buddha figure.
His arms were open wide.

"Compassion, my child
Is the first to learn",
He whispered in my ear.
"Wisdom and love will follow."

Surrounded by a sudden warmth,
The darkness became light.
Filled by peace and love,
I opened up my mind.

Thus began my journey
of wisdom and the truth.
Compassion,love, and peace
Are my lamp along the way.

© 1/12/2008 bandtmom (CLP)

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Jan 12 @ 11:34PM  
So true Bandt! There is no value in hate or any other negative emotion

Jan 12 @ 11:41PM  
beautiful thoughts Mom..

Jan 12 @ 11:41PM  
Beautifully said!


Jan 12 @ 11:51PM  

Jan 13 @ 4:01AM  
Nice one Mom....ummm was he the guy sitting at the Blog door passin out chop sticks???

Jan 13 @ 4:57AM  
very true any negetive emotion only causes to more hate and more suffering

Jan 13 @ 11:26AM  
I am pos that your one of the most awesome people on this site.

Excellent message along with your sharing your inner thoughts, ty.

Jan 13 @ 12:38PM  
Compassion! What a poorly-kept secret yet so many choose to ignore it!

Your commitment to clarity is inviolate, Mom

Jan 13 @ 8:48PM  


Jan 13 @ 9:32PM  

Jan 13 @ 9:52PM  
Thus began my journey
of wisdom and the truth.
Compassion,love, and peace
Are my lamp along the way.

May you stick to this goal and remember this "lamp".
Compassion and love through peace is critical.
Obviously, supporting those who have the opposite goal would be contrqadictory to this goal.

Jan 13 @ 9:54PM  
Whoops. Typo. meant.. contradictory

Jan 14 @ 9:19AM  
Compassion,love, and peace

This should be everyone's base, whatever path they are on.
Nice, Mom.

Jan 14 @ 9:41PM  
Rock on!

Jan 19 @ 10:40AM  
Very very pretty and calming to read. Also makes me curious about Buddhist. I now have more reading to do!!!!!!!

Jan 19 @ 12:02PM  
Mom.......again.........beautiful xoxo
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