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  • clare posted an update 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Half way through the Pure Land course and receiving great benefit and comfort from it. In lesson 10 the subject was on the great Japanese poet Saigo and another one of his very deep and meaningful poems. One of the discussion questions asked to write a poem of our own. I thought I would share mine on here as follows:

    Bombu nature we are
    forever drowning in this sea of pain and beauty
    wash away the tears
    lost souls are passing
    as we reach the shores, a peaceful serenity…

    If anyone else has one of their own poems or feels inspired to write one then post it up on here. Would love to read them!
    Namo Amida Bu

    • Hi Clare,

      Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful poem. Within its brevity was so much passion and vivid imagery. Also I appreciate that you shared your experience of the Pure Land course. I am interested in starting the course, and always wondered what it entailed. I love to write poetry, too. I will post a poem in the coming week.

      Namo Amida Bu!

      Jeaunice

      • Hi Jeaunice,
        Thanks for your comments. They gave me such confidence which I lack at times. Plus, the Pure Land course is very worth while to do. It helps me maintain my connection with Amida and with the community as not near to the temple. Plus theres contact with a tutor. You can take it at your own pace which is good for me as I suffer with low energy. Give it a go! Was good to read about your practice. I look forward to your poem.
        Namo Amida Bu

    • Glad you’re enjoying the course Clare. Waving from here!

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