The Poems

Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:54 pm

The blows and kicks of life

Relay a message

No matter where they're from

They're blessings in disguise

If we but learn a lesson


For the wise

Nothing is to be called bad

Any adversity of life

Is a step in his growth

If he knows to utilize
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Re: The Poems

Postby Ogyen » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:01 pm

nirmal wrote:The blows and kicks of life

Relay a message

No matter where they're from

They're blessings in disguise

If we but learn a lesson


For the wise

Nothing is to be called bad

Any adversity of life

Is a step in his growth

If he knows to utilize


the blows are kicks of life
not bad not a message
for the wise they're blessings
in disguise
utilized adversity
is how you learn
the lesson
of the steps to joy
your relay is kindness

:heart:
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you inspire such directness in my thinking, you posts are a shining light in my daily life.
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:50 pm

Hi Ogyen,
What a vast difference?I'm still miles behind and its many many miles.My poem is too direct and can be comprehended with such ease.You really know how to change an amateur poem into one written by a real professional poet.Good, I am learning from the gift that you have and please keep giving that golden touch to my poems whenever you have time to spare.I really appreciate what you have done.You're good, a good Dharma sister.
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:26 pm

Birth Will Come

Awakening
Fully completely
Transform your personality will
Erasing your filthy past
The bad sage Saul
Birthed into St. Paul
Don't condemn yourself
How low
Small
How bad you've been
The chance to transform
Awaits any true seeker
Freedom to attain
Bondage and miseries ooze
In that precious second
You enlighten yourself
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Re: The Poems

Postby Ogyen » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:25 pm

nirmal wrote:Hi Ogyen,
What a vast difference?I'm still miles behind and its many many miles.My poem is too direct and can be comprehended with such ease.You really know how to change an amateur poem into one written by a real professional poet.Good, I am learning from the gift that you have and please keep giving that golden touch to my poems whenever you have time to spare.I really appreciate what you have done.You're good, a good Dharma sister.
nirmal


I often just feel what you're trying to say, and then use your own words to put it a little bit another way. I only write, what I come away with in what you write.

You are the poet. I am the reader/fan. :) In a way, it's fan-poetry. HAHA. I only reply because your poems reveal themselves to me. Like you put this rough diamond there, and I see the gem of what you're trying to say. Does that make sense? It's just an editor's eye :hug: perhaps you just need a second pair of eyes to find what is in your work already. :) I gladly read. Sometimes things jump out at me, sometimes they don't. When they do, I respond. Keep writing, your stuff has real potential!!
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Re: The Poems

Postby Ogyen » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:49 pm

nirmal wrote:Birth Will Come

Awakening
Fully completely
Transform your personality will
Erasing your filthy past
The bad sage Saul
Birthed into St. Paul

Don't condemn yourself
How low
Small
How bad you've been
The chance to transform
Awaits any true seeker
Freedom to attain
Bondage and miseries ooze
In that precious second
You enlighten yourself


This is soooo powerful, but needs something. I don't know what yet, but what I bolded I sense holds the kernel of power for this piece. The whole concept of the poem about awakening I sense lies in this line. It is the cyclical existence of repetition... if it comes to me, I'll let you know.
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"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." –Arundhati Roy
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:40 pm

EGO

Ego,
The invisible veil
Uproots the aspirant
Darkening his learning process
Isolates him
Dis-communicates him
From his conscience,his Guru,
And without austerities
Without modifications
Knowledge flows down the drain

Ego
The great barrier
Sinks the faculty of discrimination
If left unsharpened
Reasoning malfunctions
Leaving no clarity of mind
A clouded mind
Bad for the path to Enlightenment
Good for the path to Confusion.
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:07 pm

Production


So much confusion

By-product of renunciates

Imposing rigid discipline

Producing dishonest students

Hypocritical to the degree of infinity

Causing conflicts

Within without

Reflect the indication

One is not

On the path of spirituality.
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:52 pm

Welcomed Interruptions

Faith and determination

Rungs on the ladder of enlightenment

Enlightenment can be spoken

Written

Yet never realized

Without faith we bloom intellectual knowledge

With faith we see the most subtle chambers

Determination bulldozes frustrating obstacles

Building the very basis of success

Within and without

The power of determination melts impossibility

We can do it

We have to do it

We have the means to do it

But we don't want to do it

Allowing constant interruptions to willingly bar

The one desired goal
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:58 pm

New Feather

Old age, the new childhood

Full of follies, hallucinations

The aged spiritual, the much wiser

Mind purified, energies mastered

Like a camel with water control

Runs from physical to non-physical planes

His father his mother

He couldn't bother

Could I ever be another

To have this new feather?
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:17 pm

Making Death A Joy

Mantra

A syllable, set of words

Automatically stored

In the unconscious mind

Unaware,unknown to us

Upon death

The ignorant is frightened

The spiritual one is guided

By the stock in his store

Our mantra will peacefully lead

Through darkness

Becoming the torch bearer

Between death and birth

Make mantra, a rare friend

Needed here and hereafter

Let it create the deep grooves

For our minds to follow spontaneously

Our bodies are garments

Cast them off with ease

Keeping the mantra within our lips

Making death a joy

Boy oh boy.
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Re: The Poems

Postby NIRMAL2 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:48 pm

IF

If I build a temple to pray

Where would the homeless their heads lay?

If I choose a path to stick and stay

Why do I fear of losing my way?


If I shop for clothes to keep me warm

How will my internal-fire ever storm?

If I seek cash from dusk to dawn

Would my internal gems be lost and gone?
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Re: The Poems

Postby nirmal » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:55 pm

I'm Glad My Parents Died

I'm happy that my parents died

They bloated me with such great pride

Mind essence, how do I write?

No fearing,no craving ,nothing to hide

Freedom from them should be the guide

With the joy of their death I never cried

I'm not in sorrow

Nor will I be tomorrow

Nothing is the matter

As life without them would be better

Their death is not at all a bother

Now wisdom and merit can join together

My path will be without any flutter

As Anger was my father

Attachment my mother.
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Re: The Poems

Postby nirmal » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:10 pm

GU RU

Gu indicates darkness

Ru denotes light

Guru dispels darkness of ignorance

Making humanity shiny bright


Remaining unattached he will gloat

Spiritual love is all over his coat

A guru is a solid boat

For crossing the river afloat


Hang on to him not

Worshiping him is out of thought

He should receive love and respect

Our gratitude he does not expect


If he brings Buddha to me

The first bow will go to him

Buddha will be next in line

For giving me a guru so fine.
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Re: The Poems

Postby nirmal » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:58 pm

The Paths

Before me two paths lay

The choice is mine to go either way

One in the world of action

The other of renunciation

None inferior

None superior

Living, working, having a family

Do not condemn I totally

It furnishes the means of living

So time consuming

The other ample time giving

For spiritual practice

Limit in clothing, shelter and food

With meditation always in the mood

Honesty, sincerity, truthfulness, faithfulness

Has to be in both paths

For I have met householders far superior

And renunciates surprisingly inferior

The internal conditions hold the key

Both paths come without a fee.
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Re: The Poems

Postby nirmal » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:34 pm

The apprentice

I let the hen into the coop

Left the hawk to fly the sky

I attached myself to Buddha's hook

Picked up the Dharma by and by


Being new as an apprentice

Twas like climbing a hill's culmination

And during my Samantha practice

I slept soundly in meditation


Downwards flowed my energy

Passing through my penis

Like a drooping little dogy

It leaked through my anus


A beginner should sleep lying down

Never in a meditative position

How could I get Buddha's crown

I'm no hermit, lacked internal bombination.
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Re: The Poems

Postby nirmal » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:25 pm

The lion and the Mouse

We'll reach Buddhaland, the same kind

We'll go our way with the joy we find

Clearly we see bliss is void of substance

Yet we see things with a vast difference


The lion was saved by a mouse so bold

Over and over this story we've been told

My little mouse, the local god

Bail me, I'm Buddha Lion's od


We've lots of ideas old and new

Yet we can't see the real face of the view

It's good to let the mind be clear

The Mouse and the Lion will still appear.
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Re: The Poems

Postby nirmal » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:33 pm

Without Pride of Tide


The voice of silence is supreme

Beyond all levels of consciousness

All methods of communication

We should jack up listening

Stop opposing

Stop arguing with sagas

Just enjoy their presence

Silence will give us everything

Everything the world can never give

Be like a corpse without pride

A sea without tide
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Re: The Poems

Postby Ogyen » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:27 pm

This last one Nirmal is interesting. especially the first three lines and the last two...

The voice of silence is supreme

Beyond all levels of consciousness

All methods of communication

Be like a corpse without pride

A sea without tide
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Re: The Poems

Postby nirmal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:28 am

Ogyen wrote:This last one Nirmal is interesting. especially the first three lines and the last two...

The voice of silence is supreme

Beyond all levels of consciousness

All methods of communication

Be like a corpse without pride

A sea without tide


You gave it a touch of a poet in just a few lines. Thanks and keep the comments coming.
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