The Buddha: Walking, Teaching


Seeking, striving to understand himself and his world

The Buddha walked across much of India,

Teaching what?

That life was filled with change, beauty, and death, and

Peace and understanding was costly.


Costly in proportion to our appreciation and love

Poppy fields of Provence, or streets of Aix, or

The feel of the sun-warmed wood of the porch of the old house.


Buddha economics:

We see pain and poverty and death, and

We try to understand.

We do understand somewhat, but

At the cost of forsaking our richest memories.


--July 25, 2013