Thursday, July 31, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Following the Example of the Buddha

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

July 31, 2008

(Sent from the road. Apologies for formatting problems.)


O Buddha
We love your simplicity. We are glad that you took human birth
And that you conducted yourself in the human realm.
O Buddha, samyaksambuddha, [the perfectly enlightened one,]
We love you.
We are astonished that you are Buddha,
Fascinated that you are Buddha,
Totally captivated that you are Buddha.
We are inspired to follow your example.
Shakyamuni, O Buddha, we love you.
We are your best friend, O best friend.
Homage to the sambuddha, the perfect being,
I, Chogyam, emulate you.
O Buddha,
Namo buddhaya
Buddham sharanam gacchami.
[Homage to the Buddha,
I take refuge in the Buddha.]

>From "How Typical Student Poetry Should Be," in THE ESSENTIAL CHOGYAM TRUNGPA.

All material by Chogyam Trungpa is used by permission of Diana J. Mukpo.

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