​Nepal: Lumbini Park

Much was anticipated before visiting the park

Coz there was where our Teacher left a mark

Said that his mother had him for ten months

And in Lumbini Park he came to the world

That it was his last birth

That he will not become again

.

We can choose to take a van, boat or trishaw

To travel along the canal

To reach and queue to see the footprint of baby Siddhartha

Outside the protective building one can see a pool

Once was where baby took his first bath

Is now many tortoises’ home

.
.
If only the building is not built to cover and protect the footprint

Instead if there are some sal trees where the footprint is

We would imagine Lumbini Park much better

As the place of birth of Siddhartha

Though now this place is indeed beautiful

To me, it was not that meaningful

Still, it is wonderful to be at one of the four places

that is significant to Buddhism

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Photo taken by Bro Dennis

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s