The Buddha taught the proper view

Buddha with birds_Ryan Bodenstein_Flickr_16717343026_58a673baba_c

The Buddha taught the proper view:
Not to project essences on things.

And yet: I radiate, knowing it’s wrong to do.
The Buddha taught the proper view.
A stone’s a stone: a bird’s a bird; and you are you.

I meditate on how this separation stings.

The Buddha taught the proper view,
Not to project essences on things.

 

 

Image: Buddha with birds, by Flickr user Ryan Bodenstein, published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.

The triolet form was proposed for this 12th day of National Poetry Writing Month.

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