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Thousands
Better than a thousand words of gossip or idle or hurtful speech,

is a single word that leads into peace.

A poem of a thousand lines that leads into slumber and fantasy,

is not as good as a single line that leads into peace.

 

A warrior who conquers a thousand foe, on every day, of a thousand battles,

does not win a contest so great as the one in ourselves.

To conquer your self is the toughest fight, with a victory greater than all other victories,

and a prize that no person or demon or god can destroy.

 

Better than a hundred years of hatred and greed and delusion

is but a single day of awakening.

Better than a hundred years of suffering and pain and confusion

is but a single day of awakening.

 

Better than a thousand words of gossip or idle or hurtful speech

is a single word that leads into peace.

 

lyrics copyright 2010 by Richard Ferriss


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