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Today It Came to Me ……..A Dharma Poem by Shoko

Today it came to me… that my enemy is my treasured friend. That when I look at “others” I see “myself” again. Today it came to me…. that I’ve been your lover in times of old and you’ve killed me once or twice, I’ve walked with you, talked with you, then taken my own life. Today it came to me…. that I’ve given birth to your mother Your granddaughter and your son, You’ve wiped my tears and held my hand When I thought I couldn’t go on. I’ve done all this and so much more and certainly you have too. Today it came to me…. that even with all you’ve seen and not seen, you’ll never understand these words if your mind isn’t free.


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