Mother of this world

In Praise of Mother Earth, Written by Thich Nhat Hanh
Homage to you Refreshing Earth Bodhisattva
Mother of this world with its many species.
We want to turn to you with respect,
Beautiful green planet in the midst of the sky,
You who have given birth to countless species,
Produced so many wonders of life,
Loved in the ultimate sense of non-discrimination,
Embraced all species not barring a single one,
Loyal and reliable, tolerant and stable,
The mother who bears all species.
Countless bodhisattvas spring up
From your fresh green lap.
Mother you embrace and transform
Sweeping away the hatred of humans,
Creating new life day and night,
Helping the earth to bloom with the flowers of heaven.
You are open to thousands of other galaxies,
Sharing your joy with the trichiliocosm,
By seeing that your true nature is interdependence.
Conserving and protecting so that nothing is lost,
Not being, not nothing, not eternal, not annihilated,
Not the same, not different, not coming, not going.
Your love knows no limits,
Your virtues no shortcomings.
Your nature is the Four Immeasurable Minds
Like the four great oceans they never dry up.
Whenever spring returns you wear a new robe
Of red roses, the green willow, beautiful and fresh.
When summer comes the vegetation displays its bright colours, Wholesome seeds, sweet fruits are to be found everywhere.
How brilliant are the colours of the autumn forest
Until winter comes and snowflakes fill the sky.
The afternoon tide chants like the roll of thunder
The morning sunrise paints an incomparable picture,
Making visible all the splendours of the universe.
You are the most beautiful flower of the Solar System,
The wisdom that lights up the ten directions,
The mind that is open to all places.
Mother, you are the Paradise of the Present,
Making possible the future for all species.
We come back and take refuge in you,
With nothing to run after, accepting the unfavourable as also favourable, Seeing that you are always in us and
Seeing ourselves in you for all of time.
May we follow your good example,
And live every moment with true peace and joy.
Homage to the Refreshing Mother Earth Bodhisattva

Poem title: In Praise of Mother Earth
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh

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  1. Suzanne Tan

    November 14, 2014

    Lovely +Jendhamuni Sos Have a good night & may your sweet dreams be filled of angels surround you. Stay warm and take care. <3 you. ;-))))

  2. Jendhamuni Sos

    November 14, 2014

    Thank you so much, my dear +Suzanne Tan Please stay in touch, dear. Have so much work to do tonight. Will have to stay up all night, I think 😉

  3. Suzanne Tan

    November 14, 2014

    Is your place snowing now? +Jendhamuni Sos don't work so hard, take a break, have a good rest. Sure will, stay in touch with you.

  4. Michael Cammock

    November 14, 2014

    Very interesting and meaningful, this one….

  5. Alicia Calimlim

    November 14, 2014

    So lovely..goodmorning or night my dear sister ..may u have a happy week and full of blessings.( hugs).!

  6. terence williams

    November 14, 2014

    Very beautiful posting Jen reinforced with many 'truths'. Lovely.

  7. Carlos Bation

    November 14, 2014

    Thank U so much your post very meaningful to me being a man this planet in our country i encouraging to be humble and protect what god give us..have a nightful peace..good health Ingat my dear

  8. Robin Puddicombe

    November 14, 2014

    How do you convince those who have no regard for our Mother earth,they should read this post and "wakeup" stop polluting our air and water? Hello Jendhamuni! Hope your having a lovely weekend!

  9. Ramon Rodriguez

    November 14, 2014

    This is a wonderful poem. Thank You Jendhamuni Sos

  10. H,. Highlander

    November 14, 2014

    Dear Jenny, I love my mom, I love all Mother GODS and I love Mother Earth most of all, Thank you lady Jenny.

  11. J. Verma

    November 14, 2014

    very meaningful post…keep it up..tc

  12. MANJUNATH MH

    November 14, 2014

    Blessed to be born on this mother earth, blessed to be having a wonderful mother, blessed to be following u on g+

  13. Aslam naqvi

    November 14, 2014

    Beautiful,I have no words to praise,very beautiful and unique.

  14. Robert Redwoodhippie Palmer

    November 14, 2014

    A beautiful verbal painting displaying the inclusive embracing of all species by our special Sun orbiting life sphere Mother Earth. Precious words Thich Nhat Hanh has shared here. peace and hugs

  15. Jogie Lumaghan

    November 14, 2014

    Good morning ma'am beautiful post and words happy weekend

  16. Ajay Agnihotri

    November 15, 2014

    Beautiful poem about your motherland..good night Jendhamuni.

  17. Balasubramaniam Somu

    November 15, 2014

    yes we praise mother earth

    On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 6:10 AM, Google+ (Jendhamuni Sos) <
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  18. Elbin George

    November 15, 2014

    being the only one thing……… I'm loving so much………thank you friend

  19. Oluka Abbey

    November 15, 2014

    Wao,wao,so glad to day my country Nigeria won her between Congo.UP SUPPER EAGLES!!!

  20. Oluka Abbey

    November 15, 2014

    Wao,wao,so glad to day my country Nigeria won her between Congo.UP SUPPER EAGLES!!!

  21. H,. Highlander

    November 15, 2014

    Dear Jenny, ( SUNDAY)
    People say it's Lord's day
    I say it's Gods' day
    To you and my friends
    I give you my Sunday's song:-
    "PUTTIN' ON MY SUNDAY BEST"
    By Dick & Melodie Tunney.

    Please make this Sunday
    A momentous Sunday.

    Thank you lady Jenny.

  22. Chalmers Thain

    November 17, 2014

    woo Sos so many friends to keep in touch with and this guy from oz thanks for all pictures
    love chalmers


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