Sunday, May 23, 2010

Random Thoughts

Couple of random thoughts that came up over the past few weeks.

Quiet Mind
In giving up, I find.
In letting go, I gain.
In just being, I become.
In my silence, hear me roar.
In this void, is Dharma.

The Lazy Bodhisattva
With great compassion, aspire daily to save the world.
But don't actually put in any real effort.
Just do whatever comes most naturally to you.
Because when aspiration and compassion become strong,
Whatever comes most naturally is also the right thing to do.
Thus you, the bodhisattva, saves the world without effort.

Life, Yum
A Bodhisattva's great sorrow is like his salt,
His deep pain like bitter vegetables,
His naughty pleasures like a greasy hotdog,
All encompassed by the sourdough of profound peace.
Delicious and nourishing is the life of compassion.
Mindfully consumed.


  1. I really like the first two . Especially Quiet Mind. The last one reminded me of the Buddhist Hot dog joke " Make me one with everything "

  2. I did not know you were a poet also!

    Thank you for the effortless reminder. Some times, I try to hard . . . :) And others, not enough, as in too many moments spent not being present.

    With much metta,