Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Water the Good Seeds

A nice song to remind you that you are the continuation of your mother, farther and ancestors. They are you and you are them. Water the seeds of love, understanding, happiness ... for you, for them, for your family, your friends, your children, and for everybody.

Lyric: Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh
Music: Sư cô Thệ Nghiêm
Source: Lang Mai


Water the Good Seeds

My mother, my father, they are in me,
and when I look, I see myself in them.

The Buddha, the Patriarchs, they are in me,
and when I look, I see myself in them.

I am a continuation of my mother and my father.
I am a continuation of all my blood ancestors.

It is my aspiration to preserve and continue to nourish
Seeds of goodness, seeds of skill, seeds of happiness which I have inherited.

It's also my desire to recognize
the seeds of fear and suffering I have inherited,
and bit by bit, to transform them, transform them.

I am a continuation of the Buddha, and the Patriarchs.
I am a continuation of all my spiritual teachers.

It is my deep aspiration
to preserve, develop, and nourish seeds of understanding,
seeds of love, seeds of freedom which they have transmitted to me.

In my daily life, I also want to sow seeds of love and
compassion in my own consciousness and in the heart of other people.

I am determined not to water the seeds of craving, aversion, and violence in me.
I am determined not to water the seeds of craving, aversion, and violence in others.

With resolve and with compassion, I give rise to this aspiration:
May my practice be an offering of the heart.
May my practice be an offering of the heart.

2 comments:

BS Cu'n said...

hihi, hieu qua ghe ta . MOi nghe co nua bai ma minh da lim dim rui ....
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Code Monkey said...

Hiệu quả hai trong 1 :)