The Death of Pain and Freedom's Reign

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The Death of Pain and Freedom's Reign

Post by Stiphan » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:36 am

Pain awakens the mind from its deep and dangerous sleep,
And allows wisdom, compassion and strength to take root in the heart,
Leading to effort which crushes the pain to its death,
Allowing peace, joy and freedom to reign.

Stephen K.
21 December 2016
Manchester
Last edited by Stiphan on Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: The Death of Pain and Freedom's Reign

Post by perkele » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:38 am

Not bad poetry. :)

See also Transcendental Dependent Arising (A Translation and Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta, by Bhikkhu Bodhi):
SN 12.23: Upanisa Sutta - Discourse on Supporting Conditions wrote:// ...

"Joy, monks, also has a supporting condition, I say, it does not lack a supporting condition. And what is the supporting condition for joy? 'Faith' should be the reply.

"Faith, monks, also has a supporting condition, I say, it does not lack a supporting condition. And what is the supporting condition for faith? 'Suffering' should be the reply.

"Suffering, monks, also has a supporting condition, I say, it does not lack a supporting condition. And what is the supporting condition for suffering? 'Birth' should be the reply.

// ...
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Re: The Death of Pain and Freedom's Reign

Post by Stiphan » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:56 am

I've written poems before, when I was a kid. But I am not too familiar with poetry, actually I know next to nothing about it. I suppose I should take into consideration number of syllables, rhythm, and rhyming. I don't know how I can make the above better.

This one is my favourite as it describes Buddhist practice from start to finish in the most succinct manner.

I didn't plan it in advance. I sat on my bed phone in hand, in Facebook, and thought of how pain awakens the mind and leads to wisdom, compassion and strength. It all came together in its final shape within seconds.
You can call me "Stiphan" (correct spelling: Sṭīphan) or Stephen. May you be well and happy. :heart:

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Re: The Death of Pain and Freedom's Reign

Post by Lucem » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:35 am

I suppose I should take into consideration number of syllables, rhythm, and rhyming.
:goodpost:

But nice poem even without

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Re: The Death of Pain and Freedom's Reign

Post by Stiphan » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:04 am

Lucem wrote:
I suppose I should take into consideration number of syllables, rhythm, and rhyming.
:goodpost:

But nice poem even without
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