The Universe Answered

In response to Chalkboard prompt Prayer

The Universe Answered. Text by JkM. Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash

burning in the fires of life
one breath away from death
i asked, unpleading
filled with Adiththan,*
asked the Universe for release
Universe answered with relief…
many breaths remaining.

Many breaths remaining…..Le Minh Phuong on Unsplash

Adhiṭṭhān is translated as resolution, self-determination, strong will. In the canonical literature of Theravada Buddhism, adhiṭṭhāna is one of the ten Paramis (desired traits of completeness), exemplified by the Bodhisatva’s resolve to become fully awakened.

©JkMansi Juhi Kalra 2018. All rights reserved.

Thanks to Kathy Jacobs at Chalkboard and to Sheryl Martin for the prompt.