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Fragrance of the Dhamma

Fragrance of the Dhamma,
Fragrance of the virtues
Waft in the cool breeze.
The Poson full moon beams,
Illuminating scenic Mihintale,
Reminding us of that
Great name Arahat Mahinda,
“The light of Lanka”.

We shall ever honour
The teaching of Lord Buddha
With echoes of Sadhu! Sadhu!
Resounding in our pious hearts.
Pride of our nation,
Sky-scraping stupas such as Ratnamali,
Thuparamaya, Abhayagiriya
Are worshipped by gods and Brahmas.

The intricate sculptures of Polonnaruwa
Speak out boldly and proudly
Of the glorious history of Buddhism
And the talents of Sinhala sculptors;
May the guardian deities
Ever protect and preserve
Our priceless gem,
Our revered Buddhism.
With hearts full of reverence
Let us pay homage
To Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha;
“Sadh! Sadhu!”
Our revered Buddhism,
Our Priceless Gem!

Malini Hettige

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