Two monks dressed in golden robes, turn their heads up and smile knowingly as they say,

“It’s the little things in life, all your small reactions – that create your Karma.

I sigh and wonder what has brought on this drama, and what I can do to clear my karma.

The monks keep smiling, gently blending flowers and herbs in a lustrous bowl.

“Sing a mantra”, they say. They hold up some examples in case I don’t know one.

“I already know some”, I say. I bow to show my gratitude, and sing with my heart.

Contemplate on your reactions,

and sing a mantra each day.

This will clear your karma,

so you can live your dharma