The Buddha's Smile

The Buddha's Smile

A Poem by Baby Ricochet
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Something I need to look into

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When the Buddha smiles
Claws on my soul slip away
But I don't know why 

© 2014 Baby Ricochet


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Author's Note

Baby Ricochet
I seriously need to look into this Buddhist thing. I saw that movie "Little Buddha" about the little blonde kid in Seattle the Tibetan monks thought were the reincarnation of their Dali Lama. It wasn't the reincarnation, mythological story of Siddhartha that got to me, it was the monks acceptance of everything and the incredible peace they emanated. Same deal with the Dali Lama. I don't think I've ever seen a more happy go lucky public figure with that amount of child like charm in my life and man has he gotten his fair share of stress. Sometimes I think we're the ones that are bat shit crazy and they're the one's who've got it all figured out. Just a hunch I guess. Peace boys and girls

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Don't push it away.
Too often we do.
Follow your gut instinct and look into it.
I'd be intrigued to know more also.
Keep us posted.
:-)

Posted 3 Years Ago


follow your peace. that is the wise thing to do.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Wonderful, concise piece...a calling, perhaps? :) Some soul searching to step into, me thinks and a well worthy one, indeed xo

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

thank you ruth
In my youth circa 14 years old I dabbled in LSD and solvents and this little guy would appear to me time and again in my 'illusions' - I could never work out if he wanted to do me harm or help me.
Keep me posted BR.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

Will do. Thanks Anto
I agree. Some cultures have different view on life. I believe the madness of the USA where we work and work till death. Could be the wrong ways. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry and photo.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

Thanks Coyote
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

You are welcome.
Certainly intriguing thoughts regarding a religion that centers around spiritual enlightenment, hope you're able to find that which allows your soul to rest.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

thanks tai
What a wonderful, simple tribute to a wonderful, simple figure. There really is something in that smile... My Irish-Catholic grandmother had a smiling Buddha statue that she kept by her front door, because he looked so "fat and happy", she wanted that to be the image she took with her when she left the house. I now have that statue - by my own front door... You may indeed be on to something, Mark.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

That's a great story. Thanks Rita
A good start to finding "a calm" that you may be seeking, BR. A very good write and thought here.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

Thank you Mr G
I stayed in Vermont onastery for a weekend a few years ago and I am an avid reader of the Bhuddist literature speially Zen. I know I couldn't be related to it or commited for lack of a better word but I have the deepest of respects.

Very nice idea here

Thankyou

Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

Thanks Rene
Julie is right. That is a pretty good line.

You ever think you could, though? I mean, accept everything? Maybe the downside to that is you have to be a monk.



Posted 5 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

5 Years Ago

Maybe being a monk isn't such a bad gig. Peace
The Twin Arenas

5 Years Ago

good point.

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