Imperial Bodhi by Chathuri Wickramaratne
The trees are whispering,
The flowers insinuating,
Rendering the pond with delight.
Its ripples immerse in the moonlight,
A celebration for the day that has come.
Amidst the tranquility,
Encompassed in serenity,
And endorsed with peace of mind
The cherished prince had transcended;
Blessed, Perfected, and Fully Awakened,
Emerging as the Buddha at last!
A seed has been planted, a secret found,
A noble precedent made.
The path to happiness has been unveiled:
Relinquishing life for eternal bliss.
The planted seed, now a towering tree
Canopies the world in ecstasy.
This priceless, undecaying truth,
The light of wisdom, a treasured virtue.
And accepted with everlasting reverence,
Remains supreme forevermore.