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ODE TO MY ROOT GURU

Phuntsok Rabten

ODE TO MY ROOT GURU

How I want whole wide world
to feel what I feel
to be in your ‘presence’
But words fail me …

Why am I even surprised?
Wisdom is not a scholar’s muse
Emptiness is not a fisherman’s catch
Bodhicitta is not a copyright quote

You were part of everything, including youtube (lol)
and also beyond it all
Mere words will never measure
the vastness of your supreme being

This realization is the best consolation
for our grief stricken loss
You showed us how to walk on this earth
Beyond coming and going, life and death …

You are an indomitable example
Of the compassion of a fearless Buddha
You are our infallible refuge
Embodiment of Marpa and all the Buddhas

I miss you terribly
But I cannot miss your manifested ‘Self’
You are everything in and beyond space
You were, is and are everywhere

But may you reveal your nirmanakaya self swiftly
for the likes of deluded us
and the degenerate era
This world needs you now more than ever !!!