Ink and paper if unapplied

Verses that move our minds,
Words that compel us to think,
Thoughts that shame us to change,
Ideas that crystallise our feelings,
Remain ink and paper if unapplied.

Stories of past marvels and great beings,
Miracles, adventures, journeys and hardships
That serve to inspire and transform,
Bringing tears, emotions and courage,
Remain ink and paper if unapplied.

Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arhats, Saints, 
Their words, teachings, ideas and attainments,
Are worth only the ink and paper they are
printed on if unapplied.

Tsem Tulku Rinpoche