Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock…

The first lesson of the Buddha-to-be
is impermanence,
thus ‘rushing’ to seek the path
to attain the deathless before his death.

— Shilashanti (Part 1)

Tick tock,
tick tock,
tick tock…
Time is slipping away as we speak,
second by second,
moment by moment.

Instead of having
more mindfulness and focus
on what is truly worthwhile,
there is senseless addiction to a stream
of endless distractions, one after another,
that keeps you from looking beyond.

If life is already running out,
why waste even a moment
on what saps your time and energy,
when you should be mindful of Buddha,
to focus on liberation,
from the cycle of birth and death?

It is like a time-bomb, that you hold and flick,
ticking away, counting down the moments of your life.
Time to wake up!
Ti[c]k to[c]k,
ti[c]k to[c]k,
ti[c]k to[c]k…

The first lesson of the Buddha
is impermanence,
thus ‘rushing’ to teaching the path
to attain the deathless before others’ deaths.

— Shilashanti (Part 2)

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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