what is it?

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My third entry for this weeks Quadrille#28 prompt at The Poets Pub


Spes oritur ut aeterna*

Succulent Peonies Rooted In Native Ground

Percolating  raindrops in night’s  gentle showers

Revelations in narcissi’s  golden shofar proclamations

Intricate networks growing substratum pathways rigorously

Naughty garden sprites performing reality’s illusion

Great spirit pondering renewal’s infinite nuance

Om Mani Padme Hum**



*Latin:Hope Springs Eternal

**It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast. The first, Om symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. The path is indicated by the next four syllables. Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method: (the) altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love. The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom. Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility. Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
– HH 14th Dalai Lama

12 thoughts on “what is it?

  1. kim881 says:

    Wow, Paul! Three Quadrilles and all belters! I like the percolating peonies,
    those ‘Intricate networks growing substratum pathways rigorously’ and, especially, the naughty garden sprites!

  2. Olga says:

    Hi Paul. l recently discovered the ‘OM SO HUM’ mantra while researching my recent poem. It was so relaxing and got me in the alpha mode. Poetry is definitely a “intricate network’ of possibilities.

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