AMERICAN BUDDHIST WOMEN

Quarterly Electronic MagaZine from Sakyadhita USA

Issue No. 12,  Fall 2016

A Poem

by Hau Tran

 

Snow lion woman:

 

Steep hill

 

Cold mountain

 

Blurring shadow

 

Remote cave holding solitary sound

 

Lonely Lady

 

Chasing the liberated soul

 

After falling to women, falling to forbiddance

 

She flies high after many deaths

 

Lands on the conception cloud

 

Across ignorance — the suffering oceans

 

Smashes the image of hierarchy with her only hammer,

 

the unsurpassed discernment and immeasurable compassion

 

Tsogyel, the accomplished meditator on the mountain's summit regardless of its height

 

Tsogyel the housewife of freedom

 

Tsogyel the resolute spirit of all "low-birth"

 

Tsogyel, the snow lady who rides the snow lion

 

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