Monday, 15 July 2013

Footprints of the licit

Of the people
with the people 
and for the people too;
licit for the lay
licit for the robed 
these pada charika
as those other journeys
from village to village
along wide avenues and 
sole-testing hard gravel ways
house to house
this element of the ata lo dahama
to that
in the manner of fulfilling paramita;
we do not deny
we cannot judge
but as fellows in sansaric orbits 
with feet-touched respect
for robe and word
as part of the sivvanak collective
that larger Sangha
we repeat the oft-repeated 
the Anandian re-telling
from age to age
of the timeless:
‘Dhammasavana kalo ayang bhadantha’.

*This is the time to expose ourselves to the Dhamma’

[Inspired by the photography of Rukshan Abeywansha]


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