Buddhist Poems


“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think we become.”

– Lord Buddha




For hate is never conquered by hate.
Hate is conquered by love.
This is an eternal law.

– Lord Buddha (The Twin Verses )



I am one
Who eats his breakfast,
Gazing at the morning-glories

– Basho


O Snail,
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!



Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

Thich Nhat Hahn


” Confused by thoughts,
we experience duality in life.
Unencumbered by ideas,
the enlightened see the one Reality.”

– Hui Neng

Buddhist Poems


– Photo Credit: Tejvan

– photo credit (Mount Fuji Poem) Pranlobha, Sri Chinmoy Centre galleries