Lord has not forgotten this living patch of His
He sent another Enlightened Teacher, the Dalai Lama
To illuminate the passageways to personal Nirvana (salvation),
To affirm: the path to peace and happiness
Run through the moral arcade of compassion, non-violence, human
Prayer, meditation, discipline, service as sacred pillars
Span the temporal and the spiritual.
With a joyful sparkle, innocent laughter, and deep
He guides the flight of our spirit to the sacred realms
Beyond the earthly darkness and sorrow of the moment
Towards a new dawn of unfolding promise and shared destiny;
His message finds kindred echo in many faiths and cultures
His noble spirit and moral courage invite deep admiration
At the “Crossroads of Conscience” in the global village.
Kanwal Prakash Singh
August 24, 1999