Found poem: The Sermon at Benares

Found¹ Poem: The Sermon at Benares, The Buddha’s first speech to his disciples

A dignified manner



To despise, is wicked

Painful, useless, and unprofitable self-mortification

Free from delusions

Avoiding the two extremes

Leads to peace of mind

To the higher wisdom

To full enlightenment

To Nirvana!


Recognize the existence of suffering




Destruction of sorrow


Right views

Right aspirations

Right speech

Right behavior

Right livelihood

Right effort

Right thoughts

Right contemplation

Practice of loving kindness

Liberation of heart

Never return in renewed births

Nirvana attained

Though has found the truth


¹FYI on Found poems, from Wikipedia (a totally rocking source despite what teachers say) : Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and re-framing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage[1]) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning

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