O that my monk’s robe
were wide enough
to gather up all
the suffering people
in this floating world.
so much suffering.
some at the hands of injustice, oppression, cruelty, and harm.
some at the hands of their own fear and anger.
all suffering, all in need of liberation.
individual suffering has collective consequence and there is no full awakening without collective awakening.
may we be up to the task.
with strong backs and open hearts, we move forward.
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