Sunday, December 15, 2013

Buddha's Enlightenment Day 2013*


The Buddha broke
wide open into
complete life,
just like that. You'd think
more work was needed
to do something like that.

See the moment,
the Morning Star,
the Bodhi Tree,
Buddha awake.
They're right now with these
scattered cushions,
all of us already
awake, but already
that is long ago.
We blink our eyes
and see again.




*Delivered at the Indianapolis Zen Center December 15, 2013.

†Of course it did take more work.

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