The Hermit Poet
‘Let’s go to the forest’ whisper my feet,
A wise tree with cool leaves is my seat,
Colourful birds all-free wake up and greet
Aurora’s beauty which no Human artistry can defeat.
In the lotus position merrily I sit,
Distracting bonds in my mind like drums beat.
Rule 1 is :Never panick by Maya’s* tricks,
Rule 2 is: Be aware of all hindrances shouting ‘Weak’,
Rule 3 is: Let go of all obstructions that to Mind-Wild sneak.
Rule 4 is: Gently, softly let the agitated mind tranquilize,
Rule 5 is: Zealously, happily go back to Mindfulness of Breathing all-wise.
To this hermit- life I’m new,
Obstacles are at times many, at times few;
But the Enlightened One* is my Guru,
His Dhamma* helps my life to grow, expand , renew.
Spiritual efforts and investigation I’ll never quit,
The five precepts* are my Daily Principles’ kits.
The Four Noble Truths*, The Suttas*-in them I plunge each day,
Meditation practice tests me, smiles at me in its peculiar ways.
Bonds, bonds-I’ve severed them all,
Supramundane Nibbana* is the ultimate goal,
‘But to it never be attached too’ advise the masters bold.
In blissful solitude,
amidst lovely Nature
flow in verse my spiritual quest, my experiences on paper;
Thank you Enlightened One to be my muse, my caretaker.
To the world I give some poetry,
O Readers, rise beyond All-Mundane and be happy!
*Maya : Illusion
*Enlightened One: The Buddha
*Dhamma: The teachings, the doctrine
*Five Precepts: Referring to the 5 precepts of Buddhism:
1. I shall not kill
2. I shall not steal
3. I shall not be involved in sexual misconduct
4.I shall not lie
5. I shall not take toxic and harmful substances such as alcohol and drugs
* The Four Noble Truths: This refers to the basic teachings of Buddhism:
2. The arising/origin of suffering (Samudaya)
3. The cessation of suffering(Nirodha)
4.The way leading to the cessation of suffering (Magga)
*The Suttas: discourses /sermons of The Buddha
*Nibbana: Ultimate Reality, Abslute Truth, Freedom from the cycle of birth and death