“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
The above quote is the inspiration behind this poem. Only if we learn to be kind and compassionate towards everyone (not just humans but all living creatures, be it animals or plants), we will be able to make significant progress in our spiritual journey.
An ordinary soul seeking answers,
Questioning the creation and the creator,
Analyzing the purpose of this mortal existence,
A sincere seeker in the pursuit of truth.
Where have I come from, where I have to go
And while I am here, will the mystery reveal?
Striving for perfection, searching for answers
Following the Master, walking the path
Being more humble than a blade of grass
And more tolerant than a tree.
Amidst meditations, diving deep into silence
While chanting or the prayers
A tiny voice whispers a simple advice
“If nothing else, be kind.”
© 2017 Shaloo Walia All rights reserved
Kindness- what a beautiful religion to follow. If all of us do that, I’m sure the world will be a better place to live in. Loved your poem Shaloo. You write very well ?
Thanks Radhika! All religions preach love and kindness yet we forget the basic principles.
Well written shaloo, kindness is the mantra that brings peace .
kindness, gentleness, love – and harmony with each other and nature are tenets I try to hold to. Really like your poetry.
Thank you! If only more and more people uphold the values of love and kindness, the world would be a much better place.
Shaloo, kindness is the path to peace.
A lovely philosophy. The world needs a lot more people to share it!
Thanks! We can all do our bit.
Beautiful poem .Kindness is a trait,nature of a person.Nice thoughts mam?
Kindness can heal any wound and can bridge up any broken relationship. Beautiful words, Shaloo… and the quote of Dalai Lama is one of my favourites… ?
Thank you! Kindness indeed has the unique healing power. If only people practice kindness, the world would become such a beautiful place to live in.
kindness is also mt relegion ?
Such a nice poem ma’am and religion to follow!
What a lovely poem. Thank-you for being such an inspiration.
My pleasure ?