When life seems so easy
And soft summer breezes blow
Keep an eye upon the future:
Ice, rain and snow.
There’s danger from within: illness, pride and sin
Danger from without: envy, greed, the pig’s snout.
The Buddhas of Bamiyan hewn directly
From sandstone cliffs
Were destroyed by the Afghan Taliban
After nearly 2000 years.
In the name of God
What an irony.
For the close-minded Mullahs.
Their destruction of the Buddhas
Shows us once again
How we humans crave and cling to impermanent things
Incapable of satisfying us and bringing us more suffering.
* - Duḥkha (/ˈduːkə/; Sanskrit:दुःख; Pāli: dukkha) is an important Buddhist concept, commonly translated as "suffering", "pain", "unsatisfactoriness" or "stress". It refers to the fundamental unsatisfactoriness and painfulness of mundane life.