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Thankless the immortal human quest...

In its carefully selected reasoning,
In its need to build its identity,
it creates a world to live in.
In its failure, it remains mortal,
In trying to achieve peace within its failing, it immortalizes the human limitation of thanklessness.

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Buddha Poornima Meditations, 2015

"May kindly spirits bring the rains on time,
For harvests to be rich and plentiful.
May princes rule according to the Dharma;
May the world be blessed with all prosperity.
May medicines be full of strength;
May secret words of power be chanted with success.
May spirits o the air that feed on flesh
Be kind, their minds imbued with pity.
May beings never suffer anguish
Let them not be sick nor evilly behave.
May they have no fear, nor suffer insults.
Always may their minds be free from sorrow.
In monasteries, temples, and the like,
May reading and reciting widely flourish.
May harmony prevail among the Sangha;
May its purposes be all fulfilled.
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May those who break their discipline repent,
And always may they strive to cleanse away their faults,
And thus may they acquire a fortunate rebirth,
Wherein to practice stainless discipline.
May wise and learned being be revered,
And always be sustained by alms.
May they be pure in mind,
And may their fame spread far and wide.
May being never languish in the low…