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A lesson from the Buddha

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A lesson from the Buddha

 A Lesson From the Buddha

The Buddha had been getting round
And listening to the crowd.
He’d often sat there silently
And heard them moan so loud
About their own sad burdens
And all the hurt they’d had.
So he thought up a little plan
That didn’t seem half bad.

He called the crowd together
Said “listen here you guys
I’ve been thinking for a great long while
And I have thought it wise
To grow a special tree for you
And here it lies before you
Now listen well to what I say
I’ll tell you what to do”

He said “this tree before you
It’s to hang your troubles on
Each one of you must go to it
And your troubles will be gone
As you hang them on it’s many branches
Then what you’ll need to do
Is take yourself some others burdens
And make them part of you”

The people thought that this was cool
It seemed a grand old way
To rid themselves of all their burdens
It was a happy day!
As each smiling so broadly
Placed there burdens on the tree
Then they thought for just a while
And they began to see.

As each the truth did hit them
More restless did they get
At least they knew their burdens
So each with no regrets
Did race back to that trouble tree
To grab what they had hung there
The Buddha smiled good humoredly
He had made them all aware.

29 July 2013 @ 1805hrs.

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  1. Date: 2/5/2014 6:26:00 PM
    Very Nice Poem! Enjoyed it much…Thanks for sharing//Sinclair

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/6/2014 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Robert, for your kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Edgar Cayce the healer/prophet who was never rich ....said that Budda, Christ and all the great religions were really influenced by the same Adam/Jesus, spirit...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/29/2013 7:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Don, where they come from we all come from We just have to get lost in self enquiry, and we realize it is in all of us to be discovered...Thanks for reading my simple verse, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Great work..Budda was a deep thinker..Your work has great flow, rhythm, and rhyme..Enjoyed reading this morning..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/29/2013 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Sara....Peter
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 4:23:00 AM
    Totally awesome. Rick

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/29/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a million Rick Peter