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    • #3406

      I wrote this on a bench in Rosebank Gardens, Great Malvern, on the third anniversary of my retreat there.

      It was here, on this empty bench,

      Made empty for me, alone,

      I sang to all the bodhisattva beings,

      Who had crossed to the other shore,

      And who vowed to carry us all

      Along the path they had made –

      Symbolised by Amida Buddha;

      The universe of Love,

      Repeatedly manifesting itself

      To rescue all beings,

      In Great Love.

      Carried by the hymns of the spring birds;

      Carried by the language of wild flowers;

      Carried by the Love of the bodhisattva beings,

      All around me.

       

    • #3415

      Thank you for sharing, Andrew. Three years! Namo Amida Bu, Namo Quan Shi Yin Bosat.

    • #3416

      Thank you for sharing, Andrew. Three years! Namo Amida Bu, Namo Quan Shi Yin Bosat.

    • #3441
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      Thank you Andrew for sharing this amazing song. You have a great voice. It is a blessing to have such a gift to show devotion to Amida. Again thanks.

    • #3443

      You are welcome, Jeaunice.

    • #3446

      Beautiful – thank you! _/l\_

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