Dharma Mom

Verses for Daily Activities pt. 2

  1. Touching the Earth
    With each touch, a connection made
    To the earth, where all life is laid
    May every step, a chance to trade
    Gratitude and love, in this life’s parade
  2. Looking at Your Hand
    With each glance, a reminder found
    Of all the work, and love that surrounds
    May every hand, a chance to astound
    With love and kindness, always unbound
  3. Hearing the Bell
    With each tone, a sound so clear
    Calling me to the present, so dear
    May every chime, a chance to hear
    The Buddha’s teachings, so sincere
  4. Using the Telephone
    With each call, a chance to connect
    With those we love, so perfect
    May every word, a chance to reflect
    Love and kindness, and perfect respect
  5. Turning on the Television
    With each channel, a chance to explore
    New ideas and stories, to adore
    May every show, a chance to implore
    The Dharma teachings, and enrich our core
  6. Turning on the Computer
    With each key, a window to the world
    A chance to learn, to be unfurled
    May every search, a chance to be hurled
    Towards the truth, and let our hearts be swirled
  7. Cleaning the Bathroom
    With each scrub, a chance to purify
    A sacred space, where we rectify
    May every clean, a chance to amplify
    Love and kindness, and live glorify
  8. Sweeping
    With each sweep, a chance to remove
    Dust and dirt, and let our hearts improve
    May every stroke, a chance to approve
    Of our actions, and let our love groove
  9. Watering the Garden
    With each drop, a chance to nourish
    The plants and flowers, to flourish
    May every sprinkle, a chance to cherish
    The beauty around us, and let our love flourish
  10. Planting
    With each seed, a chance to sow
    A new beginning, and let it grow
    May every plant, a chance to show
    The Buddha-nature, and let our love flow
  11. Picking a Flower
    With each petal, a chance to feel
    The beauty around us, so real
    May every flower, a chance to reveal
    The Buddha’s love, and let our hearts heal
  12. Arranging Flowers
    With each stem, a chance to arrange
    A masterpiece, so beautiful and strange
    May every flower, a chance to exchange
    Love and kindness, and let our hearts range
  13. Smiling At Your Anger
    With each smile, a chance to transform
    Anger and fear, and let our hearts conform
    May every breath, a chance to reform
    Our actions, and let our love perform
  14. Washing Feet
    With each wash, a chance to purify
    The feet that carry us, so dignify
    May every touch, a chance to sanctify
    The body and mind, and let our love amplify
  15. Driving the Car
    With each turn, a chance to steer
    Towards our goals, and let our hearts adhere
    May every drive, a chance to revere
    The Buddha’s teachings, and let our love persevere
  16. Recycling
    With each item, a chance to renew
    The earth, and let our love brew
    May every act, a chance to pursue
    Sustainability, and let our love accrue
  17. Ending the Day
    With each breath, a chance to reflect
    On the day’s actions, to inspect
    May every moment, a chance to perfect
    Our actions, and let our love connect.
  1. Touching the Earth
    With each touch, a connection made
    To the earth, where all life is laid
    May every step, a chance to trade
    Gratitude and love, in this life’s parade
  2. Looking at Your Hand
    With each glance, a reminder found
    Of all the work, and love that surrounds
    May every hand, a chance to astound
    With love and kindness, always unbound
  3. Hearing the Bell
    With each tone, a sound so clear
    Calling me to the present, so dear
    May every chime, a chance to hear
    The Buddha’s teachings, so sincere
  4. Using the Telephone
    With each call, a chance to connect
    With those we love, so perfect
    May every word, a chance to reflect
    Love and kindness, and perfect respect
  5. Turning on the Television
    With each channel, a chance to explore
    New ideas and stories, to adore
    May every show, a chance to implore
    The Dharma teachings, and enrich our core
  6. Turning on the Computer
    With each key, a window to the world
    A chance to learn, to be unfurled
    May every search, a chance to be hurled
    Towards the truth, and let our hearts be swirled
  7. Cleaning the Bathroom
    With each scrub, a chance to purify
    A sacred space, where we rectify
    May every clean, a chance to amplify
    Love and kindness, and live glorify
  8. Sweeping
    With each sweep, a chance to remove
    Dust and dirt, and let our hearts improve
    May every stroke, a chance to approve
    Of our actions, and let our love groove
  9. Watering the Garden
    With each drop, a chance to nourish
    The plants and flowers, to flourish
    May every sprinkle, a chance to cherish
    The beauty around us, and let our love flourish
  10. Planting
    With each seed, a chance to sow
    A new beginning, and let it grow
    May every plant, a chance to show
    The Buddha-nature, and let our love flow
  11. Picking a Flower
    With each petal, a chance to feel
    The beauty around us, so real
    May every flower, a chance to reveal
    The Buddha’s love, and let our hearts heal
  12. Arranging Flowers
    With each stem, a chance to arrange
    A masterpiece, so beautiful and strange
    May every flower, a chance to exchange
    Love and kindness, and let our hearts range
  13. Smiling At Your Anger
    With each smile, a chance to transform
    Anger and fear, and let our hearts conform
    May every breath, a chance to reform
    Our actions, and let our love perform
  14. Washing Feet
    With each wash, a chance to purify
    The feet that carry us, so dignify
    May every touch, a chance to sanctify
    The body and mind, and let our love amplify
  15. Driving the Car
    With each turn, a chance to steer
    Towards our goals, and let our hearts adhere
    May every drive, a chance to revere
    The Buddha’s teachings, and let our love persevere
  16. Recycling
    With each item, a chance to renew
    The earth, and let our love brew
    May every act, a chance to pursue
    Sustainability, and let our love accrue
  17. Ending the Day
    With each breath, a chance to reflect
    On the day’s actions, to inspect
    May every moment, a chance to perfect
    Our actions, and let our love connect.

Driving the Car

The car that moves, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we drive with love and care,
And let the road be a space so rare.

The wheels that turn, a subtle touch,
A chance to feel life’s inner clutch,
May we honor this precious ride,
And let it be a space of mindful glide.

The traffic that flows, a sacred sight,
A chance to see life’s inner light,
May we drive with love and light,
And let its beauty shine so bright.

The driving of the car, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Recycling

The can that’s tossed, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we recycle with love and care,
And let the earth be a space so rare.

The waste that piles, a subtle touch,
A chance to feel life’s inner clutch,
May we honor this precious land,
And let it be a space of mindful stand.

The cycle that renews, a sacred sight,
A chance to see life’s inner light,
May we recycle with love and light,
And let its beauty shine so bright.

The act of recycling, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

Ending the Day

The day that ends, a chance to be,
Present, mindful, and carefree,
May we end with love and care,
And let our heart be clear and rare.

The tasks that close, a subtle touch,
A chance to feel life’s inner clutch,
May we honor this precious time,
And let it be a space of mindful chime.

The peace that reigns, a sacred sight,
A chance to see life’s inner light,
May we end with love and light,
And let its beauty shine so bright.

The ending of the day, a simple act,
A chance to see the world intact,
May we spread our love and light,
And make this world a better sight.

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