Amida Buddha’s reality transcends our concepts of what is ‘real.’ If we say Amida is one and the same as our inherent Buddha nature, this is true. But this is not to negate Amida’s reality. On the contrary, it rather makes him more real since it is our own sense of ‘self’ which is revealed […]
Quantum-level discoveries are revealing the warp and weft of this reality and it’s throwing our concrete assertions into the bin. It’s an old chestnut to say that science and religion are not really at odds; but fundamentally this is true. The more we discover at sub-atomic and quantum-levels, the more all things become possible. The […]
Immerse me in Your Name, That this world with all its suffering Becomes an unreal thing to me; Envelop me in Your Light That all conditioned things as shadows Flit by me; Surround me with Compassion Until I am lifted up To Bliss and my heart sings — Sings Your praises, Amitabha, Closing the space […]
Falling, Thrown by death, Sent tumbling headlong into life, I strike the water And come up gasping, Heaved by waves Once more onto shore; I raise my head And see the winding road Before me, paved With suffering, And I cry, As I have cried countless Times before; Hopeless my lot Since beginningless time, A […]
The world is an illusion, a bubble of insubstantial perceptions that bursts upon our realisation of them. We see, but our visual perceptions are based upon the light reflecting from an object, and upon the wavelengths that cause our brains to see ‘colours.’ Is a red telephone box still red if no one is looking […]
From, Mahamudra: The Moonlight. By Dakpo Tashi Namgyal.
Reading Allogenes the Stranger and Mahamudra: the Moonlight, I see some connections. In this post, I’m gonna quickly point those out.
Here is a psychospiritual poem / rambling-session centered on Mahamudra Mediation. What does “Psychospiritual poem / rambling-session” imply? It means I’m not gonna spend too much time trying to connect the dots for you. I’m gonna step from peak to peak and not everyone will be able to follow me. If you’re confused, I am […]
The Nembutsu closes the distance and folds the time that ordinarily and conditionally appears to separate us from that point where Dharmakara made his great Vow, that past, present and future dissolve into the eternal Now. And at the focal point of this sacred everlasting Moment — Amida, wreathed in the incense of limitless life, […]
Birth, life, death, rebirth. The Samsaric cycle is ably reflected in the passing seasons. It is a cycle from which we have disconnected ourselves and to which we have become insulated by our modern world that cocoons us in shells of plastic, concrete and tarmac. Hence we no longer recognise that we are a part […]