by Jettha Khoo, The Buddhist Channel, Oct 14, 2013
We strive, we drive For a better life Pursuing gain and fame With passion and flame, Alas! I found and thus realize This is not the path nor truth
That one should seek Fame, gain and sensual pleasure Desire and attachment Bring more pain than gain Endless rounds of birth and death Suffering in Samasara A gain and again? It's a fool's game!
Happiness lies within Free from the burden of life Unfettered with contentment No more desire and attachment Within and without, Banish ego, let it go Along with.... Greed, hatred and delusion Suffering shall vanish Along with... Ignorance With the practice of the 8 Noble Paths Right understanding, right thought, right speech, Wisdom shall arise Right action, right livelihood Morality shall arise Right effort, right concentration, right mindfulness Concentration shall arise Blessed with the Noble 8 fold paths, Ignorance shall vanish Henceforth, one shall be free From suffering in eternity And live on..... In peace and harmony.