meditating buddha made of stone

there are moments of startling clarity
wherein the moment itself ceases to exist
and all things stand revealed as one formerly concealed.
radiant.
eternal. now.
then there are, more frequent by far,
those moments
wherein i feel not unlike a buddha made of stone:
gray and opaque, unable to get in from the rain.

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3 Responses to “meditating buddha made of stone”

  1. It is said that soon after his enlightenment the Buddha passed a man on the road who was struck by the Buddha’s extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence. The man stopped and asked, “My friend, what are you? Are you a celestial being or a god?”
    “No,” said the Buddha.

    “Well, then, are you some kind of magician or wizard?”

    Again the Buddha answered, “No.”
    “Are you a man?”

    “No.”
    “Well, my friend, then what are you?”

    The Buddha replied, “I am awake.”

  2. Wonderful poem! Truly.

    K

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