You are the source of well-being flowing through numberless troubled lives,
the water from your spiritual stream always pure, as it was in the beginning.
You are the source of peace,
solidity, and inner freedom.
You are the Buddha, the Tathagata.
With my one-pointed mind
I vow to nourish your solidity and freedom in myself
so I can offer solidity and freedom to countless others,
now and forever.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Fragment van ‘Looking for each other‘
Uit: Call Me by My True Names, The Collected Poems, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, Berkeley, 1999.
Afbeelding: Wat een vrijheid! (Какой простор!), Ilya Repin, 1903.