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Lord Buddha
by Peter Paton

Thursday, March 23, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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The obstacle is the path.                        

- Zen Proverb



Oh Great Enlightened One

I come to repose at the foot of your bodhi tree

Namu Amida Butsu, Buddha of Boundless Light

All is suffering in this dark world

and the root cause of suffering is desire

cleanse me of all inner impurity

and restore my soul in grace

let the rivers of your tears wash over me

and baptise me in the name of the Eternal Truth

Om Tat Sat, vibration, light, and Christ consciouness

bestow me with the Four Noble Truths

and enable me on the Eight Fold Path

teach me right conduct in all my ways

and self discipline of the most sublime order

so that I can be a conduit for good

and a bridge of mercy

a lotus covered pond of compassion

for all seekers of the Truth

to recline on my shores

and be refreshed within and without

and prepare me for the Hidden Buddha to come

oh Lord Maitreya, we await your coming

in deep silence and meditation

and we will enjoy Nirvana and eternal peace

oh Awakened One, let my karmic wheel spin

let me lay up store for future lives

and repay the debt of past lives

reincarnate me for the greatest good

all is perishable and impermanent

change is inevitable

let me fly like a skyhawk

and fall like the nourishing rain from heaven

let me gain wisdom from experience

and awake like the emerging seed

to be all, that I can be

a Power of Oneness


Copyright by Peter Paton 2006


Lord Buddha
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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/21/2006

This is a wise wonderful Paean. It ignites the inner soul's dynamo, and anoites the mind of this reader.

Enjoyable and privileged reading in "Lord Buddha".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/25/2006
A splendid poem of light, truth and compassion!
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/23/2006
AHH...Buddha's joyous meditation...sad how modern people do not allow themselves to stop discriminating long enough to enlarge their world. In the sphere of maya, our minds must settle and become attached to a small relative world. This line "let me gain wisdom from experience" is the totality of this poem for me. This poem has a feeling of identity. A Buddhist meditates upon the image of Krishna or the visual representation of Lord Shiva and the sacred syllable of aum and abstract geometrical representations such as the mandala, spiritual truth. Along with many other disciplines, I practice daily Zen Buddhism. I liked this poem alot and I see that you are shepherding us through a variety of spiritual disciplines, Peter.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/23/2006
Soul touching write!
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/23/2006
Beautiful prayer! Aura of light, Peter...

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/23/2006
Most Excellently Done--

And For Those Who Comprehend--Never Forget He Buddha Said:
All Is But Allusion...

As My Momma Always (Momma Buddha) Said:
And- This Too Shall Pass,i.e. It Always Does...

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/23/2006
Wonderful write, Peter; very well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/23/2006
Splendid write!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/23/2006
Nam myoho renge kyo...& Namaste, sir Peter...Ed
Reviewed by jude forese 3/23/2006
an enlightened vision of the greater spirit flourishing with the allness of being ... continue the great work ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/23/2006
Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer Peter! We need to remember all paths that truly speak peace and love lead to the One!
There is a great spirit of peace in the words you have shared and it flows out to all who are wise enough to receive it! You are a power of oneness!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/23/2006

You continue to educate and inspire in your enlightened writes; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/23/2006
Reaching down deep these day for some very enlightening pieces of poetry. And what am I doing? Writing about commas and such. Jeez! This was good, Peter, as most of your stuff is. ALL, I say, ALL of you stuff is good, 'scuse me for that little slip. LOL
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 3/23/2006
I thought Buddha was a fat little fertility symbol.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/23/2006
to be all, that I can be

I've always been an admirer of Buddha's vast wisdom, and this is a most powerful ode to it, Peter. To me his most fascinating belief was that we should be compassionate to all living creatures, even the tiniest bug, since we could very well be that tiny bug in our next life, on our long extremely difficult journey to Nirvana.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/23/2006
Most powerful offering yet again Peter!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/23/2006
Those that believe in Buddha will cherish this fascinating write to him.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/23/2006
You, dear Peter, are a super power of oneness. You have my blessings this morning as I read your prayer. I am moved and at peace within as well.
Well done and just what I need to start my day.
Thank you!
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/23/2006
A powerful, cleansing prayer.


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