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Buddha's Soldiers... A Buddhist Hymn

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A Power Point Presentation of a Buddhist Hymn by The Wayfarers. ...

A Power Point Presentation of a Buddhist Hymn by The Wayfarers.
Dedicated to all Dhammafarers or Dhammaduta workers. May they continue to spread the Dhamma out of compassion for all.
Pics taken by Bro. Teh Kee Keang during a Buddhist Pilgrimage to India.

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Buddha's Soldiers... A Buddhist Hymn Buddha's Soldiers... A Buddhist Hymn Presentation Transcript

  • Buddha's Soldiers - A Buddhist Hymn
  • Have you heard the sound of footsteps As of soldiers marching on? Lumbini
  • Have you seen their banners waving? Have you heard their battle song? Lumbini View slide
  • Lumbini Have you watched their blazing torches Lighting up their columns long? View slide
  • Have you heard the sound of footsteps As of soldiers marching on? Bodhgaya
  • Yes, we heard their footsteps thunder In the watches of the night Bodhgaya
  • And we saw their banners waving By their torches' flaring light Bodhgaya
  • And the stirring songs they shouted Filled our hearts with strange delight Sarnath
  • Yes, we heard their footsteps thunder In the watches of the night Sarnath
  • Sarnath It was sad to see them marching To some battlefield of pain,
  • There to leave their youthful bodies ‘ Mid the fallen and the slain Kusinara
  • That some earthly king or monarch On his golden throne might reign Kusinara
  • It was sad to see them marching To some battlefield of pain Kusinara
  • Nay, these are the Buddha's soldiers And the foe they seek to slay
  • Is illusion's self that hinders Mankind's progress day by day Kapilavastu
  • Savatthi Righteousness the sword they carry Wisdom's torch that lights their way
  • Nay, these are the Buddha’s soldiers And the foe they seek to slay Savatthi
  • For no earthly king or monarch Do they march to meet the fight Vesali
  • But to spread the Buddha's Teaching In the darkness of our night Rajgir
  • And to crown the Truth triumphant In the splendor of Love's Light Rajgir
  • For no earthly king or monarch Do they march to meet the fight Nalanda
  • Bodhgaya The End Know Dhamma Make Dhamma known