25 August 2008

Words of an ancient

My legs hurt
The ache of 108 prostrations

Gentle rain trickles

The music of downpipes and gutters

As the words of an ancient

resonate deep inside somewhere

'With clear awareness,

one takes up the responsibility of helping other sentient beings

as if one is sitting in perfect silence.'*

[11 June 08]

*Master Hongzhi quoted on p137 in Illuminating Silence by Master Sheng-yen

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