Wednesday, February 11, 2015

[Poem] Jetaka Haikus, Part I

Ajahn likes science.
"Probe cosmic truths fearlessly.
Seek what Buddha sought."

Once, wats were schools.
Books were sacred to study.
Saffron and young minds.

Many paths are ahead.
To ask is to risk answers.
But all life is risk.

When all life suffers,
We seek nirvana and peace,
Not just for ourselves.

Tools are not the end.
We stay connected by choice.
Wisdom is a treasure.

The boy checks his phone.
He yawns, his face in a screen,
Flinging angry birds.

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