Buddhadhasa Bhikkhu
ASIAN ART
 
Eyes, Eyes that See


A flock of birds stare	staring long	             never see the sky
A school of fish		they don't see                   the water, cold and clear
Earthworms stare		don't see the earth	that they eat
Maggots, they don't 	see the waste	             that they suck
People everywhere, 	they don't    	             see the world
Must suffer sad		anxiety       	             all the time
But Buddhists	             applying dhamma	             following tradition
See everything		without remainder	             following the truth

Translated from the Thai by John Mattioli.



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