“Buddha – The Shakyan Sun – By Venerble Upali Sraman” by Upali Sraman

Princes and kings there so many were
In the whole human history,
For the conquest of truth, you did persevere
In comparison to you no one I see.
Conquest of land is what kings do,
They fought, some won, in defeats sank in sorrow,
But your majesty the greatest conqueror you were,
Kings fell on your feet at no cost of any war.
In the battle that you fought all alone,
No bloodshed, no ruin of life anyone saw.
In the human history above all you shone
As the perfection of wisdom, the moral law.
You are the greatest man, the sun of Sakyans we call
The ignorance you burn, the light you show to all!