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Full Public Domain Translation of Avalokitesvara Hymn from Lotus Sutra Chp 25 Part 2
The manifold states of woe, the hells, ghosts realms and
Beastly domains, the suffering of birth, old age, illness, and
Death shall all recede. Heeding purity and truth, heeding the
Vast body of wisdom, heeding benevolence and compassion, 
May all forever admire him...Read More
Categories: sutra, angst, anxiety, art, august, wisdom, words, world,
Form: Epic



Full Public Domain Translation of Avalokitesvara Hymn from Lotus Sutra Chp 25 Part 1
The Bodhisattva of Boundless Will then asked in verse:
“O World Honored One of wondrous countenance, 
I now seek once more the origins of the One Who Hears 
And Heeds the Sounds of the World!” 

And so, The Eminent One of...Read More
Categories: sutra, angst, anxiety, art, universe, wisdom, women, world,
Form: Epic
The Body of Benevolence, With Thundering Virtue
Translation of an excerpt from the verse portion of Lotus Sutra, Chapter 25 (Avalokitesvara Chapter).

“…The body of benevolence, with thundering virtue, 
Compassion as boundless as the clouds, 
Raining down wisdom like ambrosia 
To extinguish the embers of anguish.
If one is...Read More
Categories: sutra, devotion, rain, religion, religious, sorrow, spiritual, war,
Form: Free verse
The Powers of Avalokitesvara- Lotus Sutra Ch 25 Excerpt
Liberal translation of an excerpt from the verse portion of Lotus Sutra, Chapter 25 (Avalokitesvara Chapter).

"..Say you are pushed off the face of Mount Meru,
By invoking the powers of Avalokitesvara,
You will float in the void like the Sun.
Or if you...Read More
Categories: sutra, fear, forgiveness, spiritual, strength, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
A Rock to Lean Against in the Hour of Need
Liberal and poetic translation of an extract from the verse portion of Lotus Sutra, Chapter 25 (Avalokitesvara Chapter).


Sentient Beings mired in myriad hardships, 
Who toss and turn and buckle under 
Relentless anxieties, the fog of uncertainty, 
Shall find relief in...Read More
Categories: sutra, anxiety, appreciation, blessing, miracle, truth, uplifting, wisdom,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Amazing Sutra of One Thought


I see that I am just One Thought.
God’s image – the very core
at the center of the center;
nothing spinning off into endless supposition.
Nothing branching, leafing or imagining.
No platforms of consciousness, realms,
no parallel dimensions, no other existing, 
no stasis, no fleeting.

No...Read More
Categories: sutra, poetry,
Form: Free verse
on another plain
in my cockpit
holding the
stick i got

her off the 
ground in
to a blue

sky i
got in
position

coordinating
my coordinates 
not too much of

any kama
sutra stuff a
missionary on

a mission
of love and
giving but

about a
minute in
i got swall

owed
into her
Bermuda

triangle...Read More
Categories: sutra, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Kama Sutra
Kama sutra

The Sanskrit ancient text on making love,
the seductive motions to reach bliss from all above.
Rhymes and verses revealing hundredfold suggestions,
the divinity of making love and no more questions.
This poetical sentiment of romance is the immortal ‘halo’, shinning bright,
natures law...Read More
Categories: sutra, fantasy, sexy, spiritual,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member HEART SUTRA
          Heart Sutra

The moonlight, the firelight,
the scent of your cologne.
Enchanting, oh!
Our toes in amorous games 
do play, shadow dancing.
The flames act as our footlights 
and so......

As the first frost descends on...Read More
Categories: sutra, love, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Some Temples


Some temples are cluttered.
Everywhere there are
wrathful-playful-sexual-vengeful-
gesturing-carousing-beckoning-
ascending-descending-riding-
weeping-flying-singing,
or just sitting around
   Gods.

The congregation ride luggage carts 
in the dead of night,
sing drunkenly, slam doors, 
or watch HBO with the volume way up,

That was a hotel in Muncie Indiana.
A temple I...Read More
Categories: sutra, poetry,
Form: Blank verse



Spellbinder Part2
Her mocking salutation in salute.
Sudsing down your brains drawingboard in a victoriously ill repute.
Nature's pendulum holds you in it's dungeoness pattern of holding, then you go down it's chute. 
Hell's guillotine greased, oiled,
sparkling it's grinning teeth bare,
waiting to have you.
At...Read More
Categories: sutra, angel, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LOTUS POSE


sutra mantra
sacred sanskrit roots
chant and ritual
esoteric yoga
breathing in 
silence and awareness
zen meditation
seeking wisdom
mindfulness awakening
dreaming of enlightenment 
outside monastery or temple
in shadow of masters



posted on June 8, 2019...Read More
Categories: sutra, introspection, life, religious, solitude, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pet Hate
It’s a bit like playing monopoly as we don’t start in prison
Little people of all kinds of colour begin at the same position
	
               Not the jail...Read More
Categories: sutra, engagement,
Form: Free verse
Can you know
              Can you know 

Can you know what is love is it 
mean relationship of feelings and emotions 

Which fly's like a kite in a air by...Read More
Categories: sutra, absence, discrimination,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Something New

Oh, how perfectly you drape
        Swaths of moonlite on your shape
            Now you've chosen its soft blue
    For this...Read More
Categories: sutra, body, love, metaphor, passion, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pussy Cat
Kitty Kama Sutra
self administered
feline fellatio


John G. Lawless
©8/4/2018
...Read More
Categories: sutra, cat,
Form: Senryu
Body and State
Grand order
Grand order
Will come to order
In attendance:
God, us, Lucifer
and forbidden
fruit.
Old business:
Sin. The first time
we recognized
we we're fully naked
and experimented
with pleasures
derived from 
Kama Sutra.
Lucifer put a motion
on the table to write
another chapter
and we voted
Yay unanimously
New business:
God suggests we try
Jesus in order...Read More
Categories: sutra, gospel, i am, love, soulmate, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Deepest Heights
Deepest Heights

Weaving mountains together spinning intricate threads
moving slowly through the mosaic fabric of innocent time
the mantra enlightens self fulfilling intimate prophesies
	
	~ Sacred texts waning waxing swelling ~

Delirious pleasure calligraphed onto skins curvaceously inked
loving crescent words ancient utterances living the dream
the...Read More
Categories: sutra, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra Art Poster Version
This is the free and public domain Art Calligraphy version of my new poetic/liturgical translation of the Heart Sutra:


https://archive.org/details/heartsutra2018


I hope you'll all find it enjoyable!...Read More
Categories: sutra, faith, peace, philosophy, religion, religious, visionary, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra- New Liturgical and Poetic Translation
The following is my poetic/liturgical translation of the Heart Sutra:

The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara,
Whilst in profound Prajna Paramita 
Saw illume the void of the five skandhas 
And prevailed over all pain and peril.

Sariputta, image and void differ not, 
Image is void and...Read More
Categories: sutra, faith, introspection, religion, religious, truth, universe, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
I despised any picture book
I despised any picture book.
But, once, I opened Kama sutra,
And realized- that this is suits me.
So, since, I was caught to the hook....Read More
Categories: sutra, books,
Form: Quatrain
Outside the City of Tranquil Light
The Kuiper belt with frozen realms
our eighth of planets overwhelms,
for if Neptune had not formed
that collection could have swarmed
into a body neophyte,
habitably considered quite
outside the city of tranquil light.

Suggestive of domains of ire
or hellish greed beyond desire,
those icy floating places
evoke...Read More
Categories: sutra, allusion, humanity, life, light, stars, universe, wisdom,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I'D RATHER WRITE ABOUT
a flustered tango of Gypsy moths 
drumming the porchlight; chalk artists; 
the endemic disappearance of farms—silos lost 
in unkempt fields;  space stations; the sunlit-scent of lemon 
oil on cherry wood; birth; the chasm between cultural 
appropriation & cultural appreciation;...Read More
Categories: sutra, poetry, writing, , memorial,
Form: Free verse
Kama Sutra
Feeling to do 

Hands cry to handle the pain 
Hands touch the stone hard 
Hands slap the river of tears 
Hands hold the image of your 
Beauty 
Hands search the best time to think about you 
Hands doesn't give the...Read More
Categories: sutra, beautiful, fantasy, romance,
Form: Narrative
aaj ki phehchan
Aaj ki phehchan 

Aagar ruk gayi meri hichaki 
Tho Mar jaouga mai agara 
ruk gayi yaad tumhari tho 
mit jaouga mai deykhna hai 
imtahan mahoobat ka tumhari 
Rook logi saans meri bus  
na bhook ki chinta na payas ki
...Read More
Categories: sutra, absence, day, memory,
Form: Narrative