The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Monday, February 22, 2010

Buddha Amitabha, Mongolia, 18th Century CE

What We Need is Here

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes.
Abandon, as in love or sleep,
holds them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye, clear.
What we need is here.

--Wendell Berry

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