Please pray for the 376 monks and nuns from Prajna Monastery to have peace and solidity. Please do not let hatred and despair awaken in us because of the violence that has taken place at Prajna Monastery. We would like you to enjoy a poem written by Thich Nhat Hanh "Recommendation". Written in 1965 for the young people in the School of Youth for Social Service who risked their lives every day during the war, recommending them to prepare to die without hatred.
promise me this day,
promise me now,
while the sun is overhead
exactly at the zenith,
Even as they
strike you down
with a mountain of hatred and violence;
even as they step on you and crush you
like a worm,
even as they dismember and disembowel you,
man is not our enemy.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 September 2009 17:38)