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Mindful Painting

lighted lotus

I have  painted

A rainbow in my mind,

Stealing the colours

From the butterfly.

I have painted

Joy in my heart,

Stealing the blue

From the sky.

I have paintedBuddha'sSmile

Mindfulness,

Stealing the smile

From the Buddha’s face.

I have painted peace

In my soul,

Stealing a child’s innocence.

I am the painter

And the painting;

I am the pen

And the drawing;

The sleeping Buddha —

Long is he waiting;

Search not outside

But find him within,

And you’ll find

Nirvana effortless.

From the book “Buddha’s Smile” by Banani Ray

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