Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

What gives Buddha the eternal bliss


was it the last temptation
for him to give up?

that nirvana is nothingness, nothingness
absolute nothingness

and to get there you even have
to give up the desire for it

oh thank God buddha he passes
he plods on even when absolute
nothingness is the reward

what the devil fails puts buddha
in an eternal bliss

Submitted: Friday, December 21, 2007
Edited: Monday, May 02, 2011

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