The Great Bell

Something much greater has just happened.

A Miracle.


It can no longer be stopped by anyone or anything.

Para Kas-Vetter

The Great Bell Chant

“May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos

Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly

So that all suffering in them ceases

Understanding comes to their heart

And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.


The universal dharma door is already open

The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly

The miracle happens: a beautiful child appears in the heart of a lotus flower

One single drop of this compassionate water is enough

To bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.


Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me begin to dissolve

My mind calm, my body relaxed

A smile is born on my lips

Following the sound of the bell

My breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness

In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thích Nhất Hạnh (October 11, 1926 – January 22, 2022) was a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, spiritual teacher and poet.

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