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SONG FOR TWO HEROES

by Upasaka Kuo Chen Clowery


Verse 1:

Two pilgrims in the modern age like heroes of the past
Who suffered for the sake of other men;
They bowed eleven hundred miles and walked the Middle Way
To show the world the Dharma lives again.

Chorus:

Praise the Bodhisattvas who left their homes to bow
From the Golden Gate to Marblemount on the power of their vows.
Be glad that in the modern age like holy men of old
They're climbing up a mountain made of gold.
They're climbing up a mountain made of gold.

Verse 2:
A pair of Buddhist Bhiksus on a search for world peace
Their message touched the hearts of many men
Ignorance and greed and all hostility will cease
When in the West the Dharma lives again.

Chorus:

Verse 3:

They bowed to save the living;they bowed to save the world,
They patiently endured the freezing rain.
They bowed and praised a holy name until their sound was heard,
In the West true Dharma lives again.

Chorus:

Verse 4:

Disciples of the Patriarch Dhyana Master Hua,
Can bring about what others cannot do;
Cross the sea of suffering and subdue your crazy mind,
In the West the Dharma speaks to you,

Chorus

Last chorus: We're climbing up a mountain made of gold.