Dhammapada – Teachings of the Buddha

I.

Let your mind
take the lead
and you will
soon follow
going wherever
will become
of tomorrow
corruption
breading
dis-unity
hope
for better-me

Happiness
be my constant
companion
follow
me
shadow-walking
my mind’s-eye
leads
the way
towards
tomorrow
better day

He attacked
me
seeking
to defeat
me
he deprives
me of what
I need
to breathe
but I won’t
let him
win
because
my heart
is filled
with love not hate

I refuse
to let
his hatred
make me
do things
I don’t believe
in
someone
else
feed his fire
hatred-career
I’m retired

I know that
I am a mortal
man
one day
I will lay
in the sand
but until
that happens
Here I Am

Recognize
the world
is filled
with snake-oil
salesman
beware
their temptations
prepare
yourself
like bamboo
bending
in the wind
blowing
over
weaker men

Rock Mountain
you can’t
overcome
me
I stand
tall bird-man
flying
my robe
is saffron
and I ain’t
lying
try to test
my honesty
and you’ll
die trying

I vomited
up all the
evil you
still
swallow
in those
pharmaceutical
pills
and media
storytales
that’s
why
my collar
remains
pure
while
you’ve got
shit on
your coat-tails

You think
you’re
clever
but you’re
really deceived
you think
you’ve
got truth
but that ace
is a two
up your sleeve

I pervade
realms
of Truth
and that’s
why you
grow
old
and I stay
youthful
while
you’re
in the grave-stone
I’m
still
home-schooled
while
you’re acting
a fool
i’m following
my own
rules

You let
false deceits
and passion
enter your
mind like
a leaky
roof
while I find
thatched
straw
patches
holding
my jaw
in tact
as the
rats
gnaw
someone
else’s cabbage patch

You’re
actions
speak louder
than your words
and the world
has heard
karma
coming
back to you
ain’t that a bitch
no wonder
your quarter
hit the bottom
of the well-ditch

I choose
the path of
light
I take
Nike Flight
I make
right
delighting
in the smiling
faces
of children
letting
others go
by moaning
and pissing
about how
they can’t
find
their
own escape

No wonder
your life
is filled with
woe
you’re
addicted
to living
in come
and go
while I bask
in eternal
truths
and sublimity
finding
inner peace
and
tranquility

My words
mean nothing
to me
its what i’m
doing that
makes
goodness
reign supreme
I only spit
so you can
feel something
now its up
to you to
do something
too

I leave folly
to the jesters
making
tomorrow
better
whatever
the weather
it won’t
affect me
I have love
in my heart
straight-up
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