Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Affirmations and Aspirations 6

I sit now before the Buddha and contemplate that by seeing
the aggregates as empty, He attained great peace.

It is His unmoving stillness and sorrowless compassion that
shall be my inspiration.

Those who are angry at injustice, impatient for change,
despairing at tragedy, elated today and depressed tomorrow
are soon exhausted.

But those whose minds are always still and so abide in peace are abundant in energy.

They like the Buddha, are islands of peace in a sea of turmoil and a refuge to all beings.

Therefore I will seek peace and quiet avoiding always the loud ,
the noisy and those who wish to argue.

I will strive to restore harmony to those who are at odds.

I will speak without abuse or harshness , gentle always with words sweet and true.

I will strive to be conciliatory and yielding , never being the source of conflict for others.

May all who live in turmoil find the peace they long for.

May my heart be free from the agitation of the defilements.

May my abiding in peace help in the freeing of the heart.

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