A sampling of my contribution to Kosen-Rufu through my poetry
by Robert J Weston with dedication to Daisaku Ikeda
What truth has the Law, of “Cause and Effect?”
Surely more meaning than just to reflect
Some sense of what happens at first or the last;
Assessment of blame? Excuse for our past??
With courage, be now the one in your sight,
Account to yourself results of your life;
To slander your life, to blame someone else,
Allows no escape, of truth, to ones' self.
Good causes we make, produce good effects,
So future thought and action projects
A transformation of energy spent,
To oneness-related environment.
Know then, the causes, created by all,
Evoke a response insured by this Law;
This reveals to you, the way that connects,
Realize causes, create the effects.
No person can force change in another,
Not friend, nor foe, not parent or brother;
Because you respond, from deeds others do,
Is proof your actions reflect back to you.
Seek truth in your life, with truth make your bond,
Make change to yourself, all else will respond;
Harmony then, is drawn even nearer,
Because... you've changed, the one in your mirror.
We must search ourselves, completely unmasked,
Challenge our life, all doubt surpassed;
Personal change, with great resolution,
Promotes our own “Human Revolution”.
Effect of past cause, perceived the true way,
Reveals insight, for tomorrow's today;
This process existed through time before,
Continues today, and will ever more.