He who asks a question,
is a fool for a minute.
Hoe who does not,
remains a fool forever
Everyone is talking about education,
but what are we being educated to be?
Ordinary citizens, that’s all.
No matter how far out on the sea of suffering we’ve sailed,
all that is required is to turn toward awakening.
It’s never too late,
but it takes that turning,
and no one can do that for us.
Bonnie Myotai Treace
Assailed by afflictions, we discover Dharma
And find the way to liberation. Thank you, evil forces!
When sorrows invade the mind, we discover Dharma
And find lasting happiness. Thank you, sorrows!
Through harm caused by spirits we discover Dharma
And find fearlessness. Thank you, ghosts and demons!
Through people’s hate we discover Dharma
And find benefits and happiness. Thank you, those who hate us!
Through cruel adversity, we discover Dharma
And find the unchanging way. Thank you, adversity!
Through being impelled to by others, we discover Dharma
And find the essential meaning. Thank you, all who drive us on!
We dedicate our merit to you all, to repay your kindness.