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My Favorite Legend

A prince born in the cradle of royal opulence in the picturesque vale of the Nepal Himalaya, Siddhartha Gautama renounced worldly life, turned a mendicant, embarked on spiritual quest. Striving to escape the mist of mundane illusions in the mortal life of overwhelming ignorance, mind intensely controlled meditated beneath Bodhi tree, until awake enlightened to become the Buddha. The tanets of his teaching seeded in the Gangetic plains flourished as a new spiritual concept of awakening, spread beyond the shores of ancient India to emerge as a world religion, the Buddhism. Distressed mind withdrawn from the sense-responses, stilled in the quietude of mindfulness, finds the beam of divine light at the end of dark tunnel, the righteous life gets the insight of wisdom. Unsatiated cravings open the floodgate of suffering, leading to karmic cycle of dying and being born. The Buddha, my favorite spiritual legend, showed the way of liberating the soul to attain the essence of nirvana.
March 11, 2020 Contest : Your Favorite Legend Sponsor : Chantelle Anne Cooke

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Date: 3/15/2020 1:47:00 AM
Very nice Subimal! I have the greatest reverence for this great life! Thanks for bringing it to us in your poetry. Congrats on your win!
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