Returning Home…

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There is a river in everyone’s mind,

In its clear water,

Fish swim freely.

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There is a mountain in everyone’s heart,

On its enchanting summit,

Trees dance and birds sing without hindrance.

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Every river of clear water flows into the ocean,

The ocean is thus pure and clean.

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Every mountain of beauty rises on earth,

The great earth is beautiful naturally.

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A wholesome body and mind wishes to return to nature,

The spirit of purity longs for returning to its origin.

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As leaves  fall from the trees and return to the ground,

So do birds return to the sky.

Travelers eventually return home.

Those who are at home,

Where do they return?

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In the endless ups and downs of life,

Only those who know how to return to the source

Shall understand how to begin, again…

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(Lyrics for a collection of songs published in “The Lamp of Chan” in 2000, by the Malaysia Young Buddhists Association)

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