Blue Dot ~ a poem by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Via Sakyong Mipham
on Mar 24, 2009
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Within my mind
I live on a small blue planet.
Everyone seems far away,
No one seems close.
Everywhere is blackness,
Yet abundant life consumes each moment.
I wish and hope
Everyone could see this blue fragile life
Floating in the blackness—
Next time they miss the bus,
Next time they forget to look and smile.

We are floating on a blue dot–
We should all be frightfully concerned.
No matter what you think, what I think,
We will always be on this blue dot,
Unless we are the masters of darkness
Or the emperors of blackness.

Look at each other–
Be kind
Look up
See blue.
That color came from somewhere.
It could be another color if we don’t play our cards right.
Our worst enemies we should hold,
Because even they love blue.

The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche
Paris, June 2002 on the occasion of a solar eclipse




About Sakyong Mipham

The Sakyong, literally translated as “earth protector,” is a dharma king and lineage holder of the Shambhala lineage, guiding thousands of students around the world in the path of meditation. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


5 Responses to “Blue Dot ~ a poem by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Leah Nicole Tisdale at 4:10pm March 24
    whoa whoa whoaaaaa….my inside are shaking. LOVE is felt for this beautiful piece.

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    Blue Dot is also the name of David Suzuki's grassroots environmental movement!