Poem or text for the grave of a pet

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism

Poem or text for the grave of a pet

Postby Leon » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:11 pm

I have a question: I have a little dog that has been diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, a very agressive form of cancer.
She has only days/weeks left. I am looking for a buddhist poem or a (short) buddhist text that is meaningful and suitable to put on a gravestone.
Has anyone any ideas for me?
I would be very thankful!

Leon
Leon
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:03 pm

Re: Poem or text for the grave of a pet

Postby Individual » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:17 pm

It sucks to lose a pet.

Regarding your request, the most suitable poetry comes from the heart. We don't know anything about your dog and even if you told us, we wouldn't have the same feelings about the dog that you do, so anything we could say would probably not be as meaningful.

If you're insistent, though, that somebody else make the gravestone text, you should tell us about the dog, his breed, his attitude, and post pictures.
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra
Individual
 
Posts: 1970
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:19 am

Re: Poem or text for the grave of a pet

Postby Leon » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:28 pm

@Individual:

Thanks for your reply. We will certainly put a personal text on the gravestone, too, but I would like to put an appropriate, more general buddhist text on the gravestone, too.
There is one I found already: "That one who sees emptiness, the Lord of Death cannot follow."

But I would like to add another short text. And it may be a little longer than just one sentence, no problem.

Thanks for your reply!

(the picture seems to be a little too big, but if you click once on it, you get a better view, at least in my browser)
Attachments
DSC03331bewerking2.jpg
DSC03331bewerking2.jpg (399.12 KiB) Viewed 91 times
Leon
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:03 pm

Re: Poem or text for the grave of a pet

Postby Individual » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:06 pm

Here.

May this adorable one be
reborn as a child
in the arms of a mother
who will love him forever
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra
Individual
 
Posts: 1970
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:19 am


Return to General Theravāda discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Kumara, Yahoo [Bot] and 10 guests