Poem of the Sister Hôi Nghiêm

There are times when I would like you to suffer, 
for fear that, if not, you can limit yourself to travel, indifferent.

There are times when I would like you to make mistakes, 
so that your heart is more welcoming and compassionate.

There are times when I would like you to have the experience of change, 
for fear that you may become inflexible.

There are times when I would like you to be silent and quiet, 
so that you have depth when you laugh or talk.

There are times when I would like you to wait a long time, 
so you know what patience is.

There are times when I would like you to fail, 
for fear that you may become arrogant.

There are times when I would like you to be lazy, 
for fear that you get mad from stress.

There are times when I would like you to sing, 
so that you can appease the deep grief that can not be named.

There are times when I would like you to take pity on yourself, 
so that you learn to return to you and take care of yourself.

There are times when I would like you to fall ill, 
for fear that you do not know how to have empathy for others.

There are times when I would like you to suffer a storm, 
to strengthen the fraternity of your brothers and sisters.

There are times when I would like you to close your eyes, 
so that your spirit is as simple as that of a child.

There are times when I would like you to be innocent, 
for fear that you will suffer a lot.

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