Monday, September 15, 2014

What have they been trying to stifle for centuries?

What hopes can we have
What inspirations can we get
From the message and belief,
If innocent aid workers
And journalists
Are being killed in cold blood
To protect the message?
What are they so afraid of now?
And what have they been trying to stifle for centuries?
Freedom of expression
Or the desire of living beings
To have something better
Than their prevailing conditions.
I count my blessings today
Because I was born a Buddhist
And exposed early to Buddha’s teaching,
Especially the Kalama Sutra.

Kalama Sutra set me free
And it can set anyone free.