Sunday, May 3, 2015

Buddha says

By X. Z. Shao

Buddha says:
Form is none other than emptiness;
Emptiness is none other than form.
Form is emptiness;
Emptiness is form.

Einstein says:
Mass is none other than energy;
Energy is none other than Mass;
Mass is energy, MC2=E;
Energy is Mass, E=MC2.

Than who am I?
Buddha answers:
You are neither form nor emptiness;
You are the Nirvana beyond words.

Einstein replies:
Energy condenses into mass;
Mass forms planets;
Planets evolve lives on them.
You are the cosmic consciousness trapped in mass,
A tiny part of cosmic dance.

All living organisms reveal the secret of life,
Bacteria, grasses and trees, insects and birds
All have dreams as I have,
When a flower puts up her show,
Is she not the same as a burgeoning woman
Having an erotic dream of procreation?

Am I the energy or the consciousness
Which side is the coin itself, I insist?
To this question, Einstein busies himself
With watering the plants in his garden,
While Buddha sits in silence for all eternity.

             Composed at the small hours in bed, January 15, 2011

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