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The Web Poetry Corner - Philip Claude Andermann - Myoho Relationships

Myoho Relationships

by

Philip Claude Andermann

My PRICELESS friends mystically united through diversity,
we are truly brothers and sisters from the infinite past
who have vowed though causes together to create an INFINITE FUTURE!!!
Skin and death do NOT divide us,
they bind us to the freedom of true FRIENDSHIP!
BECAUSE of transience in the web of life there
wells forth an eternal compassion,
a vow within erupting beyond nuptials',
a mountain of human challenge welling closer we scale like the sun.
Every word of sun-kindness and justice we speak
echoes off the mountains of hope in another's heart,
as we see a glowing treasure
of true happiness reflected
in the other's shining eyes.

Then if we gaze truly into each other's eyes' treasures,
it is to SEE FORWARD in the same direction moving to create value,
for love is ACTION.
PARTNER: melt together to an ocean as a sun
seed which will tomorrow grow
to light the ocean of humanity.

FRIEND: I believe in you!
I see your inner sense of justice shines even
when others are blind, to see and cheer it.
Thus it shines UNIQUELY for those in the night
of blind suffering.
My friend, if you fall I run CARRYING you on my back
until you gain my strength as I but BOUNCE off the ground.
For me, each abuse, each grueling night but BLAZES the spark of truth
we must spread, together.
FAMILY:
[The probability of my conception was infinitesimal, so it must have occurred because I have a mission.]
I shall treat my parents excellently, for I owe them everything,
and my children even better, for I owe them more, the Earth.
I shall treat the parent Earth well:
for it was not given to me by my parents,
it was loaned to me by my children.
May we repay our children
(that we meant to give life)
the meaning they give to our life!
And remember in every act
we can give each other new birth:
indeed, we are all utterly, utterly related!

My friend remember, we are NOT given some MAGIC song:
we offer each other the voice
to sing our own songs from our unique inner hearts.
They are one with "Songs From My Heart" by our Mentor:
in our conduct we lead united as Sensei's conduct-or of inner freedom.

BUT ABOVE ALL ARE THE MYOHO RELATIONSHIPS OF SGI.
IF WE GO IN SEPARATE WAYS,
GOOD-BYE; BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH:
THROUGH ETERNAL GROWTH,
MUTUALLY KALEIDOSCOPICALLY-ENHANCING IN SELF-REFLECTION
AND SELF-SHARING.

Our relationships are not just relative to our feelings or successes,
for they lead to ABSOLUTE Happiness,
enabled to endlessly share the joy of TRUE sharing.

FOR: two people are never worlds apart
if only one stays able to dance bathed in joy
beneath the rays of the sun of deep happiness
should it rise in the other's life.

If there is someone
whose smile of happiness we value so much.
that if we ONLY knew how,
we would do ANYTHING,
perhaps even give our life,
to make that smile real:

then, if we are to inspire that person to polish his or her life,
affecting everything in that waiting life,
let's change OURSELVES first,
so we can see a glowing treasure
of pure happiness REFLECTED
in the other's shining eyes.

For what we find at the bottom of our hearts to give another
is the ONLY treasure we can keep forever,
and - much MORE - keep giving.


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