The following section in the Modernist poem The Waste Land is often linked to Buddhism, in the academic literature.
Burning burning burning burning / O Lord Thou pluckest me out / O Lord Thou pluckest // burning
It ends section three, The Fire Sermon.
I wanted to ask
- How common is the term "lord" for Buddha?
- Would the followers of any of the Buddhist traditions ask the Buddha, who gave the fire sermon, to choose them, or pluck them out?
I'm just a little skeptical that it is about the Buddha, despite the title to that section.