”The End of Suffering” by Thich Nhat Hanh

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May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos. Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly — so that all suffering in them cease, understanding comes to their heart — and they transcend the path of sorrow and death.


The universal dharma door is already open
The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly
The miracle happens
A beautiful child appears in the heart of the lotus flower
One single drop of this compassionate water is enough
to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me begin to dissolve
My mind calm, my body relaxed
A smile is born on my lips
Following the sound of the bell, my breath brings me back
to the safe island of mindfulness
In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully.
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