My watch gently reminds me to move.
Buddhist tradition has Four Reminders but not
about moving, though all actions have results.
Buddha might say my watch is unsatisfactory –
a cyclical existence – but everything’s impermanent
and life is precious. Get moving now!
One Buddha. Or to be Theravada Buddhist,
there can be more than one but
not at the same time, or three:
one of the past (Dipankara), Buddha present
(Gautama) Future (Maitreya). Om Mani Padme Hum.
“Om Mani Padme Hum” translates to “Hail to the jewel in the lotus.” It is the mantra of the Buddha of Compassion (so many Buddhas) and it is said to calm fears, soothe concerns and heal broken hearts.
The circle’s center point and the universe’s
center remind us that these geometric forms
are also organic forms, focusing our attention
to this small sacred space for meditation
and moving outside to inner trance. Tantra!
Appearing in the grass after the rain
with wide-brimmed hats to shield them
from the Sun, they live by consuming
that which is given. Mindful to take
nothing that is living. Sentience and silence.