A white
Rose of Sharon

Wide open
like the third eye of Wisdom

at the morning star


Mugunghwa / The Rose of Sharon, Korea’s National Flower

The Poem appeared first in “The Fires of Spring”
by Rayn Roberts 2002

All Buddhist traditions agree that as the morning star rose in the sky in the early morning, Siddhartha finally found the answers he sought and became Enlightened, experienced Nirvana and became a Buddha or “Awakened One”.

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