Thursday, August 19, 2010

Haiku For The Jade Buddha




Gentle Jade Buddha,
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born of our hope that we might
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put an end to war...
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The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is carved from a solid block of perfect jade. The Buddha is on tour throughout major world cities before settling into a permanent home in The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia.



At a monastery just outside Vancouver, BC, I was fortunate enough to sit before him in a moment of contemplation.

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The Jade Buddha asks us to reflect upon peace, irrespective of our religion…peace for our friends, for our families and workmates…and peace in our own hearts and minds.
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In this manner, joy can win out over anger, and we may at last find our way to peace in the world.


Namaste...


I am linking this post to The Thursday Think Tank at Poets United. My thanks to Robert for wonderful words and much inspiration...
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16 comments:

  1. Good morning!

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  2. THe Gentle Jade Budha can help us escape pain. A unique approach. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Excellently written! An interesting take on the prompt!

    -Weasel =)

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  4. Oh this is a PERFECT response to my poem and a really positive response to the "pain" prompt. BRILLIANT! Your words, both haiku and prose, are full of wisdom, and compassion, and....HOPE! I love this post. Love the photos. I would have so loved to see the Jade Buddha in person. On this page, I can do so without leaving home.Thank you so much for this. It gives me heart and strength.

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  5. Lynette,
    I enjoyed reading and viewing your interpretion of the Thursday prompt and 'Pain'.
    We both have Irish connections, so I certainly can appreciate the human desire for peace everywhere.
    Thank you Lynette,
    Best wishes, Eileen

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  6. Lynette this is an awesome post for the prompt! :-)

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  7. A benign presence touring a sad sad world.

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  8. Very thought provoking. A unique twist on the prompt. And very nice photos too.

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  9. Truly beautiful :) great take on the prompt ^^

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  10. My thanks to each of you for your thoughtful comments. They mean so much to me, coming as they do from a talented community of writers...

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  11. Dear Lynette,

    Loved its soothing balm effect - Peace is not the end result. Peace is the way of life we seek.

    And only when the war stops, can we start the peace process....

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  12. Hopefully people aren't too jaded to appreciate your beautiful writing :)

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  13. What a beautiful take on the prompt and such a wonderful photo too.

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  14. This is a beautiful symbol of the Buddha! Amazing, shiny depth! And love your gentle haiku!

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