Poems of the Elders

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Thag 1:50 Vimala

The earth’s sprinkled
with rain, wind
is blowing, lightning
wanders the sky,
but my thoughts are stilled,
well-centered
my mind
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... g1_50.html

:namaste:
With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasaka Keep Nanayon

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1:110 Usabha

Trees on the hilltops
are flourishing,
watered by a new high-rising cloud,
giving birth to even more goodness
for Usabha—
desiring seclusion,
conscious of
“wilderness.”
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... 1_110.html

:namaste:
With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasaka Keep Nanayon

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1:113 Vanavaccha

With clear waters &
massive boulders,
frequented by monkeys &
deer,
covered with moss &
water weeds:
Those rocky crags refresh me.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... 1_113.html

:namaste:
With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasaka Keep Nanayon

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2:3 Valliya

A monkey,
coming to the little hut
with five doors,
goes from door to door, knocking
moment by moment.
Stand still, monkey,
don’t run.
It’s not yours
as it was before.
You’re bound by discernment.
You won’t get far away.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/Thag/thag2_3.html

:namaste:

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