The Buddhist Calendar

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Homage to The Exalted One, The Liberated One, The Fully Enlightened One


I sat on the floor, with legs crossed, meditating,
Forgetting the sunlit mountains,
The birds,
The immense silence,
And the golden sun.

There in front of me
Seated cross-legged,
As the world knows Him
In His yellow robes, simple and magnificent,
Was the Teacher of Teachers.

Looking at me,
Motionless the Mighty Being sat.
I looked and bowed my head.
My body bent forward of itself.

Enlightenment attained,
He gave to the world, as the flower gives
Its scent,
The Truth.

As I looked
At the sacred feet that once trod the happy
Dust of India,
My heart poured forth its devotion,
Limitless and unfathomable,
Without restraint and without effort.

– J Krishnamurti, ‘The immortal friend’, Ommen: Star publishing Trust 1928, Pages 8-10 , also quoted in ‘J Krishnamurti’ as I knew him’ by Susunaga Weeraperuma-Motilal Banarsidass-1996, Pages 181-183.