Que Bhikkhu Bhikkhu

Part I
 
When I was just a little monk,
I ask the Buddha,
"What would I be?"
 
Would I be happy?
Would I have "Bodhi"?
 
Here’s what He said to me:
 
"O bhikkhu, bhikkhu!
Whatever will be,
Will be!
It takes time to grow a tree…
What you’ll be?
We’ll see…"
 
Part II
 
It takes time to grow a tree,
I asked the Buddha,
"When will that be?"
 
Will I be thirty?
Will I be sixty?
 
Guess what He shouted at me?
 
"Oh you silly monkey!
Whenever it’ll be,
We’ll see!
Can there be rice without padi?
Now can you just…
Practise!
 
What you’ll be, we’ll see!"
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