Buddha’s Birthday Poem, April 2021

by Pete Neuwald, Senior Dharma Teacher

Siddhartha was born into his life some twenty six hundred years ago.
His mother, Queen Maya, died seven days after his birth.

What was Buddha before his birth?
What was Maya after her death?

If there is no life and no death, then what?


Flowers bloom next to the Buddha.
I see your faces on the computer screen.