POEM

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Tea

By Amy Uyematsu
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Let us all appreciate the smallest of moments, just as in this poem Thich Nhat Hanh tastes his tea as if the first time.

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What Issa Heard

We will always have sorrow, but we will always have beauty as well.

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From Blossoms

We can live purely in the joy of the moment.

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"The Sun Never Says"

This Hafiz-inspired poem by Daniel Ladinsky shows the nature of unconditional love and that selfless quality of really being able to love someone well.

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Rest

Sometimes we glimpse that everything's okay just as it is. Everything's fine.

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Shoveling Snow with Buddha

In this poem Buddha sets a good example by simply focusing on his work while the narrator gets too wrapped up in analysis.

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"The thousand flowers . . ."

When our minds are free of clutter, our present lives are perfect.

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Try to Praise the Mutilated World

Though the world is full of suffering, we can remember its beauty, and praise it.

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Walking Meditation

The beloved Buddhist monk reminds us to end all striving; to simply kiss the earth with our feet.

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"Although the wind . . ."

This poem reminds us that if we close ourselves off to pain, we will also be closed off to beauty and contentment.

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Thanks

This poem reminds us to hold onto our gratitude, even in the midst of turmoil and darkness.

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