Dao of the De – 003

angry-animal-animal-photography-357783Hatreds never cease through hatreds in this world;
through love alone, they cease.
This is an eternal law.

all hatred is one hatred
kicking sand in our eyes
spitting fire into our skies
throwing salt on our wounds

no rage is ever sated
revenge is a crude disguise
the mask of our violent past lives
if only – if only we knew

The Dhammapada 1:5
Translation by K. Sri Dhammananda

Poemmentary © Rylan Skelly, February 2019

Photo by Uwe Kern on Pixabay


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