Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Happiness (2006)

I went & listened

to a talk
by Khentrul Rinpoche

(a Tibetan Buddhist master)

He apologised for his English
cracked jokes
laughed until everyone was laughing

He said that when we speak or act
our intention
is the most important thing to consider

He assured us that happiness
is not something to be bought,
found or attained -
it is something to be given...

... and whether they be
family, strangers,
lovers, or hungry ghosts,
we should always try
to make others happy

Then, sensing our disappointment
at all of this,
he cracked a few more jokes, laughed
til the hungry ghosts were laughing.

1 comment:

  1. I was there too. Rinpoche made me laugh a lot. He's bright and sunny, just like this poem. I like him. I like this poem too.