A Buddha has Entered the World
Endowed with the Dharmakaya that is the ground of all existence,
The Sambogakaya that is pure and splendid to behold,
And the Nirmanakaya that serves the needs of all beings,
You are known by some as the simple monk Br. Edo.
A master of masters, the embodiment of all Buddhas,
Since primordial beginning and with unceasing activity,
Using your iron hook of compassion and skilful means,
You enter the Worlds and swiftly liberate the suffering beings.
We are two Dharma Warrior Kings,
Perfectly free in the realm of unchanging great bliss,
A safe island of refuge for exhausted seekers of the Way,
Yet hidden from the view of the faithless and cowardly.
Whilst we are beyond meeting and departing,
Pray Mahakalyanamitra, swiftly lead this clumsy one to fruition,
For in the realm of non-action there is much to be done.
Come now, bestow upon me the blessings of your Wisdom Mind.
This song that spontaneously arose was written as a token
of heartfelt gratitude for the wish-granting kindness of the simple
monk Br. Edo. Through the merits of these words may all Samsaric
beings not only meet with the perfectly endowed Buddhas,
but may they also recognise having done so.
Ven. William Van Gordon