Line forms, patiently waiting
Shuffling of feet, clinking of bowls, heaps of deliciousness
Stepping outside, inhaling freshness
The sun, it shines
Entering the hall, seeing a path, straight ahead: emptiness
I’ve arrived, I’m home
Breathing in, breathing out
Opening my eyes, directly in front, I see Thay
Posture straightens, thoughts abound
Present moment, wonderful moment,
Following my breath, curiosity steadily rising, who are you?
Zen master, reading contemplations
Consuming energy, digesting freedom
Looking at Thay, I crave acknowledgment, who am I?
Be free, my friend
We turn, we bow
I stall awkwardly, hoping that perhaps, we might speak?
He passes, without words
Woman approaches, announces suffering
Asks for support, my heart opens, I am here
Deep listening, loving speech
She bows, I smile
An insight manifests; Thay isn’t gone, he’s within me
No discrimination, no discrimination